Blind as a Bat

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Not able to see at all or get completely blind

Etymology:

  • The origin of this idiom is very old and it belongs to the 15ht century. There are many idioms related to animals that define their characteristics in a typical manner. But this idiom is very different, as it tells that bats are blind and that is actually not true. Flying fox bats have a very good vision. American warfare institute is working hard to use this sonar technology that bats are equipped with to, help soldiers, see better at night.
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When the mist engulfed us on the moors, we were blind as bat and could not see each other at all.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Blind as a Bat':

blind as a batNearly totally blind, having a very poor sense of vision.
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أعمى بمثابة الخفافيش

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