English Language Lessons

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Idiom of the week – Raise some eyebrows

Posted by englishlessons on April 3, 2012


Cause disapproval or surprise (by doing or saying something)


His wild behavior raised some eyebrows.
Her promotion raised some eyebrows as it was so unexpected.

Picture it:

Watch people in a group when someone does or says something surprising or upsetting. You will see their eyebrows go up.

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