bats\ in\ one's\ belfry

• bats in one's belfry
• bats in the belfry
n. phr. slang
Wild ideas in his mind; disordered senses; great mental confusion.

When he talked about going to the moon he was thought to have bats in his belfry.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bats in one's belfry — or[bats in the belfry] {n. phr.}, {slang} Wild ideas in his mind; disordered senses; great mental confusion. * /When he talked about going to the moon he was thought to have bats in his belfry./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bats in one's belfry — or[bats in the belfry] {n. phr.}, {slang} Wild ideas in his mind; disordered senses; great mental confusion. * /When he talked about going to the moon he was thought to have bats in his belfry./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have bats in one's belfry — idi+inf have bats in one s belfry, to have crazy ideas; behave insanely …   From formal English to slang

  • have bats in one’s belfry — [...”belfri] tv. to be crazy. (See also bats. Have got can replace have.) □ You must really have bats in your belfry if you think I’ll put up with that kind of stuff. □ Pay no attention to her. She has bats in her belfry …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • have bats in one's belfry — verb To be crazy or eccentric. Anyone declaring himself of San Franscisco probably had bats in his belfry …   Wiktionary

  • have bats in one's belfry — be insane, be mad, be crazy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bats\ in\ the\ belfry — • bats in one s belfry • bats in the belfry n. phr. slang Wild ideas in his mind; disordered senses; great mental confusion. When he talked about going to the moon he was thought to have bats in his belfry …   Словарь американских идиом

  • belfry — See: BATS IN ONE S BELFRY or BATS IN THE BELFRY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • belfry — See: BATS IN ONE S BELFRY or BATS IN THE BELFRY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • belfry — /bel free/, n., pl. belfries. 1. a bell tower, either attached to a church or other building or standing apart. 2. the part of a steeple or other structure in which a bell is hung. 3. a frame of timberwork that holds or encloses a bell. 4. Slang …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.