The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110341   Message #2997031
Posted By: Jim Dixon
30-Sep-10 - 03:00 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Don't Try It for It Can't Be Done
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Try It for It Can't Be Done
To "bat" one's eye was in my father's vocabulary. It simply meant "blink." It could be voluntary or involuntary. One could bat one's eyes "at" someone, which was a flirtatious gesture by a woman to a man, or it could also be done by a child trying to appear "sweet" in order to get some favor from an adult.