never batted an eyelash

never batted an eyelash
разг.
(never batted an eyelash (тж. not batting an eyelash, without batting или turning an eyelash))
не теряя спокойствия, без малейшего смущения; ≈ и глазом не моргнул, и бровью (или ухом) не повёл; см. тж. not to bat an eye 1)

John: "Constance, you're a brick. I shall never forget this. Never, so long as I live. And by George, what presence of mind you showed. I went hot and cold all over, and you never batted an eyelash." (W. S. Maugham, ‘The Constant Wife’, act 2) — Джон: "Констанция, ты просто молодец. Я всю жизнь не забуду то, что произошло. И какое ты проявила присутствие духа, черт побери! Меня в жар и в холод бросало, а тебе все нипочем."

He would have tricked her without turning an eyelash. (Th. Dreiser, ‘Sister Carrie’, ch. XXVI) — Человек этот, и глазом не моргнув, собирался сыграть с ней такую отвратительную штуку.

It was way too short for me, the couch, but I really could've slept standing up without batting an eyelash. (J. Salinger, ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, ch. XXIV) — Диван был слишком короток, но я мог бы спать хоть стоя и даже глазом бы не моргнул.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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