blind alley

noun
|Updated on: 6 May 2018

Definition of blind alley

: a fruitless or mistaken course or direction

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First Known Use of blind alley

1860

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BLIND ALLEY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of blind alley for English Language Learners

  • : a narrow path between two buildings that can only be entered at one end



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