Sans ses lunettes il est comme une taupe.

English Translation

Without his glasses, he is as blind as a bat.

‘Taupe’ means mole, not bat.

This is one of those cases where one can use either a literal translation or one that’s more free. “Without his glasses, he’s like a mole” would be more literal, and “Without his glasses, he’s blind as a bat” would be a freer translation that corresponds more closely to what an English speaker would likely say.

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