vocabularyLearn English Online - Idiomatic Expressions

Definition of Idiomatic Expressions


What does as blind as a bat mean?

Meaning of idioms with examples...

as blind as a bat

If someone is as blind as a bat, they are nearly or completely blind or they are unwilling to recognize problems or bad things.

This is a simile which is based on the erroneous idea that bats cannot see properly. In fact, bats are not blind; they use vision to navigate, especially for long distances. In addition to their ability to see, they use a sophisticated built-in sonar system, called echolocation.

For more information on bats see this article on wikipedia


1. Without her glasses, she is as blind as a bat.
2. He is as blind as a bat when it comes to his wife's shameful behavior

This idiom is in the health category

More idioms