to bat an eyelid


to bat an eyelid
Выражение not to bat an eyelid (ср. русск. и глазом не моргнул) означает не выдавать свои чувства и эмоции по отношению к какому-либо событию, которое на самом деле должно вызвать бурную реакцию. Строго говоря, это выражение следовало бы употреблять с глаголом to bate, который используется в соколиной охоте. Говорят, что сокол bates, когда он нетерпеливо бьёт крыльями, то и дело вспархивая, стараясь улететь с руки своего хозяина.

He reacted like a typical Englishman. When he was told he had just inherited five million pounds he didn't bat an eyelid. — Он отреагировал как типичный англичанин. Когда ему сообщили, что он только что унаследовал пять миллионнов фунтов, он и глазом не моргнул.


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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