batfish (def 2).
- Bat something around
bat something around verb phrase To discuss the pros and cons of an idea, project, etc; KICK something AROUND: We batted around the notion of a sick-out (1940s+)
a window or opening, often closed by a grating or the like, as in a door, or forming a place of communication in a ticket office, a teller’s cage in a bank, etc. Croquet. a hoop or arch. a turnstile in an entrance. a small door or gate, especially one beside, or forming part of, […]
Military. a ground force unit composed of a headquarters and two or more companies or similar units. an army in battle array. Often, battalions. a large number of persons or things; force: battalions of bureaucrats. Contemporary Examples But the FSA battalion, weakened from months of being under siege, did not have enough ammunition to engage […]
- Bat the breeze
a wind or current of air, especially a light or moderate one. a wind of 4–31 miles per hour (2–14 m/sec). Informal. an easy task; something done or carried on without difficulty: Finding people to join in the adventure was a breeze. Chiefly British Informal. a disturbance or quarrel. (of the wind) to blow a […]