(as) bald as a billiard ball(redirected from as bald as a billiard ball)
(as) bald as a billiard ball
Totally bald. Balls used in billiards are shiny and smooth. My father had long hair as a teen, but now he's bald as a billiard ball. The medicine they gave me to treat the disease left me bald as a billiard ball! If you take after my side of the family, you'll be as bald as a billiard ball by 45.
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bald as a coot/billiard ball
Very bald indeed. The coot is a black waterbird whose white bill extends up to the forehead, making it appear to be bald. Indeed, this bird was already being called a balled cote in the thirteenth century. The later simile, to a billiard ball, has been less recorded, but since billiards was already popular in Shakespeare’s day it cannot be of very recent origin.
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