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English definition of “raise (a few) eyebrows”

raise (a few) eyebrows

to cause surprise or shock : Jemma's miniskirt raised a few eyebrows at the board meeting .Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset Grammar:Raise or rise?Raise must have an object, as it is a transitive verb. It is a regular verb; its three forms are raise, raised, raised:
(Definition of raise (a few) eyebrows from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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