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old bat

A foolish or irritating old person. Ugh, what is that old bat complaining about today?
See also: bat, old
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an ˌold ˈbat

(British English, informal, disapproving) a silly or annoying old person: She never hears what I’m saying to her — the silly old bat.
See also: bat, old
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Hold off celebrating because the old bat hasn't left the Square yet.
The Public Services union, NUPE, handed out 80,000 red cards to the fans of both sides and when the old bat took her seat, the stadium was a sea of red.
Last year,he joked: ``The old bat is working hard at staying on this mortal planet.She's done a bloody good job.''
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