(redirected from didn't bat an eyelid)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to didn't bat an eyelid: bat an eyelash, not bat an eyelid
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • all
  • noun
  • verb

Synonyms for bat


Synonyms for bat

to open and close the eyes rapidly

Synonyms for bat

nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate

(baseball) a turn trying to get a hit

a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash

the club used in playing cricket

a club used for hitting a ball in various games

strike with, or as if with a baseball bat

wink briefly

have a turn at bat

use a bat

beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

References in periodicals archive ?
IAN FERGUSON didn't bat an eyelid when quizzed who would come out on top in a midfield battle between him and Neil Lennon at their peak.
The whole of the restaurant looked around, but the waitress didn't bat an eyelid and was there with napkins to clear the mess.
I just had someone in with two kids, aged two and 18 months, and they didn't bat an eyelid.
Olivia didn't bat an eyelid at Dynamite's gushing praise, saying: "Oh yes, my gran is the funkiest gran in the world.
He asked me my weight, I told him, he didn't bat an eyelid.
My mate didn't bat an eyelid, so I'm not sure he got the hint.
SUPER-COOL dad Martyn Jones didn't bat an eyelid when his family's latest addition made a swift entrance.
In the event, the French currency didn't bat an eyelid because the French currency is the euro.
And Jones didn't bat an eyelid when skipper Gary Speed and Mark Pembridge pulled out of the Welsh party for the double header with Armenia and Norway.
But the St Pat's boss insists Kenny's controversial comments did not give him added incentive to beat UCD and added: "To be honest I didn't bat an eyelid.
we went to a shop in marylebone, where you can buy heeled shoes for people of my size and gender, and the staff didn't bat an eyelid.
The Penguins were all pros from New Zealand and they didn't bat an eyelid.
The lad didn't bat an eyelid as his dad violently regurgitated the milk over his head, suggesting - though this is scarcely feasible - that such an event wasn't uncommon.
It was a ludicrous amount but he didn't bat an eyelid.