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turn a blind eye

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Definition


To pretend not to see something.

Context : Business
Category: Idiom
Semantic: 

Usage of “turn a blind eye”

  1. The manager turned a blind eye to the bribe.

Examples of idiom “turn a blind eye” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'accujazzradio'
    accujazzradio:

    RIP Herb Ellis. Being a drummer, I used to turn a blind eye to the Thigpen-less Oscar trio, but eventually fell in love with Herb's playing.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'mjfan4life'
    mjfan4life:

    @jerseygirlz28 They really do turn a blind eye, its like the bullies have more rights than the victim, they believe its typical

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Sethepoo'
    Sethepoo:

    Its funny how one single event can change the course of a lifetime. You can embrace such a change or turn a blind eye. No ones perfect...

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'setpihi'
    setpihi:

    Adults who turn a blind eye to bullying, especially teachers, should be reported along with the bullies. It's a no-go zone.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'mainstreamVIC'
    mainstreamVIC:

    I always know what's up, just turn a blind eye to it.. makes life easy

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Merilynjune'
    Merilynjune:

    @UTsavage Catholic Church calls it a sin of Omission when you turn a blind eye to evil They really know how