What is a bat?

You all know what a bat is right? If not, I’ll tell you…

A bat is a flying nocturnal mammal that sleeps upside down. Some bats drink the blood of their prey, others prefer insects. The word ‘bat’ has other meanings in English too (it’s a homonym). If you don’t know what a homonym is but would like to find out, click the link.

They are very useful for English language learners to know.

idioms and sayings about bats

Click on the pictures below to learn some common idioms and sayings about bats. Each idiom includes the meaning and a real-life picture example.

bat idioms and sayings
bat idioms and sayings - as blind as a bat
bat idioms and sayings - like a bat out of hell