blind side

noun
1.
the part of one's field of vision, as to the side and rear, where one is unable to see approaching objects.
2.
the side opposite that toward which a person is looking.

Origin:
1600–10

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blind side
 
n
1.  rugby the side of the field between the scrum and the nearer touchline
2.  the side on which a person's vision is obscured
 
vb
3.  (US) (tr) to take (someone) by surprise

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Idioms & Phrases

blind side

see under blind spot.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
The eyed side is generally light to dark brown with diffuse small spots and
  blotches, while the blind side is dusky or white.
The condition causes victims to run into obstacles on the blind side and they
  are afraid of being in crowded places.
The right blind side is actually more dangerous because trucks and buses make
  wide right turns.
The mouth is of moderate size and the length of the maxillary on the blind side
  is less than one-third that of the head.
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