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bat

1. dated slang An indulgence of wild or celebratory activity; a spree or binge. Primarily heard in US. Me and my pals were on a bat in the Big Apple, see, when Tommy the Toon gets picked up by the fuzz. What a predicament!
2. slang A speed or rate of motion. We were driving at a fair bat when we hit a patch of ice and spun out on the road. He came running toward us at full bat.
3. slang A foolish, irritating, or eccentric old person, usually a woman. Used especially in the phrase "old bat." Ugh, what is that old bat complaining about today?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bat

1. n. a drinking bout. She was on a bat that lasted over a week.
2. n. a drunkard; a person on a drinking spree. A tired old bat—still waving a bottle—met me on the stairs.

bats

1. and batty mod. crazy. You are driving me batty! You are bats if you think I would ever wear a haircut like that.
2. and batty mod. alcohol intoxicated; confused and drunk. The guy was bats—stewed to his ears. He was a bit batty, but he’d been drinking since noon, so no one was surprised.
3. and the bats n. the delirium tremens. (Always with the.) My buddy is shaking because of a slight case of the bats.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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