I’m as blind as a bat!

American Slang,English Idioms 22 July 2011 | 4 Comments

“I can’t find my glasses anywhere and without them I’m as blind as a bat! Is that a mouse in front of me?”

Slang of the day:  blind as a bat

Meaning:  one’s eyesight is very bad

Usage:  I think I need to get some glasses. I’m as blind as a bat lately.


Doctor – How’s your eyesight these days? Can you see the big E on the chart?

George – No Doc.  Not at all. I’m as blind as a bat.

Doctor – Well, let’s get you some glasses then.

George – Thanks Doc.

4 Responses on “I’m as blind as a bat!”

  1. Ed Orange says:

    That’s a typical busy-bee expression although this is news to me. I suppose the intermediate learners should guess what it means on the spot; of course BEFORE using dics.

  2. hadi says:

    Hello again,
    Interesting as always, Thanks you.
    By the way I wear glasses !!!

  3. Yvonne says:

    Thanks Hadi, I do too (though I usually wear contacts).

  4. Yvonne says:

    Thanks for your comment Ed. What do you mean by ‘busy-bee expression’? I know the term ‘busy-bee’ and use it often, but not in combination with ‘expression’. I look forward to your thoughts!

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