Idiom of the Week returns! This week we’re looking at the idiom “raise eyebrows.” Eyebrows are the lines of hair an inch or so above your eyes.
Meaning: To do something that surprises people, usually in a bad way.
The teacher raised a lot of eyebrows when he entered the classroom smoking a cigarette.
If you enter a bank wearing a mask, you’re going to raise eyebrows.
She raised eyebrows when we saw her holding a man’s hand. That man was not her husband.
You might raise eyebrows if you…
a) Find a new boyfriend one week after breaking up with your old boyfriend.
b) Do very well on a test that you studied hard for.
c) Call your best friend.
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The correct answer is a. You might raise eyebrows if you find a new boyfriend one week after breaking up with your old boyfriend. Everybody knows you should wait at least two weeks.