خل و چل بودن

Have bats in the belfry

Have bats in the belfry

have strange ideas, be slightly mad, be eccentric, be ​silly and ​slightly ​crazy and ​behave in a ​confused way, have crazy ideas, be very peculiar, erratic, or foolish

عقیده های عجیب و غریبی داشتن، کمی خل (دیوانه، بی مخ) بودن، کمی قاطی بودن سیمها، عیب داشتن مخ، حالتهای غیر عادی از خویش نشان دادن، عجیب و غریب بودن کسی، عقل درست و حسابی نداشتن، بالاخانه را اجاره دادن، خل و چل بودن

examples:

If you think you can row across the ocean in that boat, you have bats in your belfry.

“I’m goofy, I’m daft, there’s bats in my belfry

She thinks it is going to happen? She has bats in the belfry.

She’s got bats in the belfry, squirrels in the attic, owls up in the loft.

Don’t tell anyone else I said that or they’ll think I’ve got bats in the belfry.

Anyone declaring himself Emperor of San Francisco probably had bats in his belfry.

 

Don’t take any notice of his theories; he’s got bats in the belfry.

به نظریه های او گوشت بدهکار نباشد؛ سیمهایش یک خورده قاطی است.

Etymology

Have bats in the belfry1
1899, from tendency of bats to fly around erratically, with “belfry” indicating “head, mind”.


bat

bat

belfry

belfry

erratic / ɪrætɪk / adjective

something that is erratic does not follow any pattern or plan but happens in a way that is not regular

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