without batting an eye
Showing no emotion, acting as though nothing were unusual. For example, Richard ate the snails without batting an eye. A related phrase is not bat an eye, as in He didn't bat an eye when she told him he was being laid off. These expressions, which use bat in the sense of “blink,” date from about 1900.
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Without it, they say, the disease would surely kill her within two years.
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Then they came up against a police patrol on mountain bicycles, which again led to more shooting, without injuries.
I remember all our music appeared on Spotify overnight, without anybody asking us.
He held it, but it was without pressure; without recognizance of the delight with which he once grasped it.
But Lucy had noted, out of the corner of her watchful eye, the arrival of Miss Grains, indignant and perspiring.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Sol laughed out of his whiskers, with a big, loose-rolling sound, and sat on the porch without waiting to be asked.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
She had listened—she had listened intently, looking straight out of the window and without moving.Confidence|Henry James
Without preface, he abruptly asked, what had been told him of the Duke of Wharton's behaviour the preceding night.