cause\ eyebrows\ to\ raise

v. phr.
To do something that causes consternation; to shock others.

When Algernon entered Orchestra Hall barefoot and wearing a woman's wig, he caused eyebrows to raise.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • cause eyebrows to raise — {v. phr.} To do something that causes consternation; to shock others. * /When Algernon entered Orchestra Hall barefoot and wearing a woman s wig, he caused eyebrows to raise./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cause eyebrows to raise — {v. phr.} To do something that causes consternation; to shock others. * /When Algernon entered Orchestra Hall barefoot and wearing a woman s wig, he caused eyebrows to raise./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • raise eyebrows — raise (some) eyebrows to cause disapproval or worry. The styles now favored by many teenagers have raised a few eyebrows among parents …   New idioms dictionary

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  • raise few eyebrows — cause a few people to be shocked, cause wonder in only a few people …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • raise — v. & n. v.tr. 1 put or take into a higher position. 2 (often foll. by up) cause to rise or stand up or be vertical; set upright. 3 increase the amount or value or strength of (raised their prices). 4 (often foll. by up) construct or build up. 5… …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise eyebrows — verb a) To cause surprise. b) To cause mild disapproval. See Also: raise ones eyebrows …   Wiktionary

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