Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Roll eyes

  1. #1
    Cut!e P!e is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    72
    Post Thanks / Like

    Roll eyes

    When do we roll eyes? What do we want to show by rolling our eyes or posting ?
    And can we say for example "he rolled his eyes at someone"?

    Thank you very much

  2. #2
    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    19,448
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Roll eyes

    The term "roll your eyes" is used to indicate a degree of exasperation at someone's behaviour.

    "When John heard that Isobel had fallen off her chair again, he rolled his eyes and laughed."

    Using the smilie can be a way of showing that wither you understand you have made a mistake or indicating to someone else that you are not really agreeing with them. Those are my interpretations, anyhow.

  3. #3
    Cut!e P!e is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    72
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Roll eyes

    Thank you very much! What you say makes sense
    I remember that once someone told me we roll eyes when we want to say "what a stupid idea" or "to show our boredom".

Similar Threads

  1. bent-on-one-thing eyes.
    By Humble in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 15-Feb-2007, 14:03
  2. From the corner of my eyes
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 28-Jan-2007, 13:27
  3. eg. idle eyes - idolize
    By ctanderson in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-Nov-2006, 23:53
  4. Smoke gets in your eyes
    By Humble in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19-Nov-2006, 12:24
  5. has eyes for you?
    By bosun in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 31-Oct-2006, 12:55

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •