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Synonyms for blink


on the blink

the blink of an eye


  • an instant
  • a second
  • a minute
  • no time
  • a flash
  • a moment
  • a split second
  • a tick
  • a twinkling
  • a trice
  • a jiffy
  • two shakes
  • a shake
  • two shakes of a lamb's tail
  • the bat of an eye

Synonyms for blink

to open and close the eyes rapidly

to shine with intermittent gleams

to pretend not to see

a brief closing of the eyes

Synonyms for blink

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The assistant, used to dealing with people who were more likely to be spending pounds 60 on a single item, didn't blink an eye when I took my pen to the counter.
He didn't blink an eye when solicitors acting for him said u699 had to be paid to the Inland Revenue.
Steve said: ``They must be used to limosuines and chauffeurs, but they didn't blink an eye and just jumped straight in our cars.
After coming out in high school and starting what would be a 12-year relationship in college ("My parents didn't blink an eye," he says of those days.
Although Mr Thurley wasn't able to find naturist barmen, he said his staff didn't blink an eye at their naked guests.