bats\ in\ the\ belfry
- • bats in one's belfry• bats in the belfryn. phr. slangWild 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". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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bats in the belfry — Someone with bats in the belfry is crazy or eccentric … The small dictionary of idiomes
bats in the belfry — (informal) To be crazy or slightly mad ● bat * * * bats in the (or one s) belfry see bat II … Useful english dictionary
bats in the belfry — If you say that somebody has bats in the belfry, you mean that they are eccentric or crazy. He comes up with the craziest ideas he s got bats in the belfry! … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
bats in the belfry — mental abnormality The phrase covers anything from absentmindedness through eccentricity to madness, when the wild ideas may circle in your head like the mammals in the church tower at twilight: Dear man, you ve got bats in the belfry.… … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
bats in the belfry — Meaning Crazy. Origin The bats are the erratically flying animals rather than sports equipment. The image is of someone who has bats careering around in his head … Meaning and origin of phrases
have bats in the belfry — old fashioned to be crazy. Don t tell anyone else I said that or they ll think I ve got bats in the belfry … New idioms dictionary
have bats in the belfry — ► have bats in the belfry informal be eccentric or mad. Main Entry: ↑bat … English terms dictionary
have bats in the belfry — phrasal : to be foolish, eccentric, or insane * * * have bats in the (or one s) belfry informal be eccentric or crazy … Useful english dictionary
have bats in the belfry — informal be eccentric or mad. → bat around/about … English new terms dictionary
bats in the/your belfry — see ↑belfry • • • Main Entry: ↑bat bats in the/your belfry informal + old fashioned ◇ To have bats in the belfry or (chiefly US) bats in your belfry is to be crazy. an old woman with bats in her belfry [=a crazy/batty old woman] • • • … Useful english dictionary