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Фразеологизмы со словом bat

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albatross around one's neck
Guilt, the haunting past, an unforgettable problem.
Even though it was an accident, John's father's death has been an albatross around John's neck.
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monkey on one#*#s back
bat a thousand
Добиться успеха.
The salesman was batting a thousand during his sales trip to Europe.
Продавец хорошо преуспел во время своей коммерческой поездки в Европу.
bat an eye
bat an eyelash
without batting an eye
without batting an eyelash
To show surprise, fear, or interest; show your feelings. Used in negative sentences.
When I told him the price of the car he never batted an eye.
Bill told his story without batting an eyelash, although not a word of it was true.
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straight face
bats in one's belfry
bats in the belfry
Wild ideas in his mind; disordered senses; great mental confusion.
Безумные идеи в голове; нарушенные чувства; умственный беспорядок.
When he talked about going to the moon he was thought to have bats in his belfry.
You know Annie? She always looks strange, she must has bats in her belfry.
Ты знаешь Энни? Она всегда выглядит странно, наверно, у неё что-то не так с головой.
batting average
Degree of accomplishment (originally used as a baseball term).
Dr. Grace has a great batting average with her heart transplant operations.
battle of nerves
war of nerves
A contest of wills during which the parties do not fight physically but try to wear each other out.
It has been a regular battle of nerves to get the new program accepted at the local state university.
blind as a bat
blind as a beetle
blind as a mole
blind as a owl
Anyone who is blind or has difficulty in seeing; a person with very thick glasses.
Слепой человек или человек имеющий проблемы со зрениеа; человек носящий очень толстые очки.
Without my glasses I am blind as a bat.
Without my glasses I am blind as an owl.
Без моих очков я слепая курица.
first thing off the bat
Immediately; at once.
He called home from Paris first thing off the bat as he stepped off the plane.