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Chris -- 2018-04-11
without battling her eyelashes
Miss Ruth can do the splits as easy as battling an eyelash.
Lawyers, doctors, and insurance agents can get by with an utterly unimaginative business card without battling an eyelash
She tilted her head to the side and gave a small nod battling her eyelashes almost innocently as she finished the talking.
She sighed heavily to cover the sob that was slowly making its way and battled her eyelashes furiously to dry the tears
Conceivably some might think of the upper and lower eyelids striking each other as a sort of battling motion, or the notion of flirting leading to conquest may be involved. Or like as not there’s no clear eggcornish thought there, just an opaque idiom, for many perps.
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .
We’ve also had “battling down the hatches.”
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.