What does it mean " to turn a blind eye"
To ignore something To be blind on one eye To go around a blind corner
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Hi Fred, It means to see something, but you choose to ignore it and pretend not to notice.
An idiomatic expression that means- ignore/or overlook something though you are aware of it.
To ignore act as if ypu did not see or hear anything
It's an idiomatic expressing meaning to ignore , overlook
Deliberately ignore a fact or a situation.
Hi Fred, As the expression literally sounds, imagine someone who is blind in only one eye, such a person would not be able to see what happens on that half of their sight even though it's happening right in front of them. In the same way, when issues (especially bad things) occur and people behave as though they haven't noticed the occurrence,they are said to have 'turned the blind eye', meaning even though they knew it happened, decided to pretend to have not noticed, look away or ignore the occurrence of the event. I hope this illustration better reinforces the knowledge already shared by everyone who has touched on your question.
Hey Fred, Turning a blind eye to something means you notice something, you know it’s happening, but you choose to ignore it. I.e., Sarah heard her children screaming in the other room but decided to turn a blind eye and enjoy her wine. Hope this helps! :)
To ignore something obvious or apparent.
It means to ignore something no matter the circumstances.
To "turn a blind eye" means to ignore an action that you have noticed. Typically, the action would be of wrong-doing. For example: if you find yourself witnessing a break-in, but choose not to report it, you have turned a blind eye to the incident. Hope this helps :-)
It means to ignore something or to avoiding something