Idiom: Blind as a Bat



Blind as a bat:  to not be able to see or to not see well.


This idiom can be confusing for some people because bats have eyes and can see with them!

In the dark (for example at night or in caves) bats can also “see” to get around or locate things by using their ears (they use echolocation). Perhaps that’s why this idiom came about.


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5 thoughts on “Idiom: Blind as a Bat

    1. Nicole Post author

      I don’t like to wear my glasses either. I don’t like how I look -o-o-
      But I’m sure you look fine in yours. They say people look smarter with glasses.


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