the blind leading the blind

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the blind leading the blind

used informally to describe a situation in which someone who is not sure about how to do something is helping another person who also is not sure about how to do it
  • I'll try to help, but it's the blind leading the blind because I've never done this before either.

Word by Word Definitions

blind play
  1. : sightless

  2. : having less than ¹/₁₀ of normal vision in the more efficient eye when refractive defects are fully corrected by lenses

  3. : of or relating to sightless persons

  1. : to make blind

  2. : dazzle

  3. : to withhold light from

  1. : something to hinder sight or keep out light: such as

  2. : a window shutter

  3. : a roller window shade

  1. : blindly: such as

  2. : to the point of insensibility

  3. : without seeing outside an airplane

leading play
  1. : coming or ranking first : foremost

  2. : exercising leadership

  3. : providing direction or guidance


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