rob someone blind

rob someone blind :

a blind bit of

the smallest bit of

no at all – informal

1995 - Patrick McCabe - The Dead School - Not that it made a blind bit of difference what they thought, considering the way their lives were about to go.

the blind leading the blind

a situation in which the ignorant or inexperienced are instructed or guided by someone equally ignorant or inexperienced

This phrase alludes to the proverb when the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch, quoting Matthew 15 : 14.

a blind spot

an area into which you cannot see

an aspect of something that someone knows or cares little about

These general senses appear to have developed from a mid 19th-century cricketing term for the spot of ground in front of a batsman where a ball pitched by the bowler leaves the batsman undecided whether to play forward to it or back.

blind someone with science

use special or technical knowledge and vocabulary to confuse someone

go it blind

act recklessly

rob someone blind

get a lot of money from someone by deception or extortion

turn a blind eye

pretend not to notice

This phrase is said to be a reference to Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) who lifted a telescope to his blind eye at the Battle of Copenhagen (1801), thereby ensuring that he failed to see his superior's signal to discontinue the action. A less usual version, referring directly to this story, is turn a Nelson eye.

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