With the batphone to his great pal Bibi beeping and blinking nonstop, would Romney in essence have backed Mubarak?
After all those thousands of presidential speeches, he still started off blinking like a rabbit at the cameras.
Debris crumbles from the ceiling and blinking lights dangle from single strands.
1580s, perhaps from Middle Dutch blinken "to glitter," of uncertain origin, possibly, with German blinken "to gleam, sparkle, twinkle," from a nasalized form of base found in Old English blican "to shine, glitter" (see bleach (v.)).
Middle English had blynke (c.1300) in the sense "a brief gleam or spark," perhaps a variant of blench "to move suddenly or sharply; to raise one's eyelids" (c.1200), perhaps from the rare Old English blencan "deceive." Related: Blinked; blinking. The last, as a euphemism for a stronger word, is attested by 1914.
1590s, "a glance;" see blink (v.). As is the case with the verb, there is a similar word in Middle English, in use from c.1300, that might represent a native form of the same root.
Fucking: I hate the whole blinking lot of them •Euphemistic substitute for a strong expletive (1914+)