Where British Phrases Came From

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021, 10:22 am
By:Tony Williams

#24 Without Batting An Eyelid

This actually comes from an old English word, bate which meant to flutter. If a person reacted to some news without blinking it was said that they were not bateing an eyelid leading to the phrase that we have today.

Without Batting An Eyelid-Where British Phrases Came From