old bat

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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

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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I don't think it is going to affect me now as it did not affect me when I was playing with the old bat," he said.
Naturally, the old bat's brief re-appearance involved her lecturing her babyobsessed baby lookalike son Phil on the importance of "f-a-a-a-m-lee".
Hold off celebrating because the old bat hasn't left the Square yet.
Hayden Christensen is Clay Beresford, a rich young lad who is dating his mother's assistant (Jessica Alba) and keeping the relationship secret from the old bat.
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.
How much different it is from the old bat, I can't really say.
When he came back, though, we asked him who the old bat was.
Even Paddy's not bothered about the old bat - he's just got the hump about having to feed her dogs.
But seriously, how could the old bat imagine a handsome lad like Joe could fancy an old slapper like Julie - oops I mean Bet?
Still there's no getting rid of the old bat. But what's this - a hot air balloon?
And after months of locking horns with Pauline, who thought she wasn't good enough for Martin, Sonia (Natalie Cassidy) did a startling about-face and decided the old bat had a point.
When we eventually meet the old bat he's a straggle of white hair and grizzled grey skin and looking not a day over 900.
In fact, she can't stand the old bat, so she gives her a good old slap.
Now I've blamed the old bat for many things but the idea that thugs might stop one of my kids and say: "There's no such thing as society.
JUST when you thought the old bat had retired to a cave in Transylvania, out she flies, searching for blood.