Bats in the belfry meaning

What does the saying 'Bats in the belfry' mean?

Idiom: Bats in the belfry


Someone with bats in the belfry is crazy or eccentric.

Country: International English | Subject Area: Animals | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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