crazy or eccentric
She thinks it is going to happen? She has bats in the belfry.
Crazy: she has bats in the belfry (1900+)
- Bats-wing coral-tree
noun a small tree, Erythrina verspertilio, of tropical and subtropical Australia with red flowers and leaves shaped like the wings of a bat
a batter, especially in cricket. Historical Examples The batsman may be “run out” in attempting a run off a “no-ball,” but cannot be put out off it in any other way. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6 Various Team batting is the co-operation of batsman and base-runner. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, […]
a sheet of matted cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers. battalion. battery. Historical Examples But how offended he is, when batt cannot at once comply with his imperious demands. Erasmus and the Age of Reformation Johan Huizinga batt’s influence and efforts had procured him this lucky chance. Erasmus and the Age of Reformation Johan Huizinga It […]
ready for battle; warlike. Historical Examples The “battailous” spirit of the West is not to be expected in a Byzantine sophist. The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory George Saintsbury