American Idioms and Expressions

Cause Eyebrows To Raise Idiom

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cause eyebrows to raise
What does cause eyebrows to raise mean?
to shock peopleI caused eyebrows to raise when I decided not to accept the award from my company.
cause eyebrows to raise
What does cause eyebrows to raise mean?
to shock people I caused eyebrows to raise when I did not accept the award from my company.


Some Random Idioms
hold out (one's hand)
What does "hold out (one's hand)" mean?
reach out, extendShe held out her hand to help her mother climb up the stairs.
all right
What does "all right" mean?
okay, satisfactoryShe said that it would be all right for me to bring my friend to the party.
vanilla
What does "vanilla" mean?
ordinary; dull; plain
Heart in your boots
What does "Heart in your boots" mean?
If you're heart is in your boots, you are very unhappy.
as black as the ace of spades
What does "as black as the ace of spades" mean?
very blackThe horse in the parade was as black as the ace of spades.
fruit
What does "fruit" mean?
male homosexual
crash and burn
What does "crash and burn" mean?
to fail spectacularlyWe did not want to crash and burn so we were very careful about how we proceeded with the project.
afraid of one's own shadow
What does "afraid of one's own shadow" mean?
to become frightened easilyThe small dog is afraid of his own shadow.
Spanish practices
What does "Spanish practices" mean?
Unauthorized working methods that benefit those who follow them are Spanish practices.
blow one's nose
What does "blow one's nose" mean?
to use the air from one's lungs to clear one's noseI took some tissue from my pocket and blew my nose.

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