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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 of blind side
1600-1610
1600-10
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  • You are a diplomatist, Ida, you have found sister's blind side by praising her pets.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • It's not an easy thing to get to the blind side of Mrs. Byles, I promise you.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • Forever after Buck avoided his blind side, and to the last of their comradeship had no more trouble.

    The Call of the Wild Jack London
  • It is possible that Harcourt will find my uncle's blind side at last.

    The Bertrams Anthony Trollope
  • To have a blind side for the disagreeable does not rule it out of existence; in fact, it thus gains in effect.

    The Nervous Housewife Abraham Myerson
British Dictionary definitions for blind side

blind side

noun
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
verb
3.
(transitive) (US) to take (someone) by surprise
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Word Origin and History for blind side
n.

"unguarded aspect," c.1600; see blind (adj.). As a verb, also blind-side, blindside, "to hit from the blind side," first attested 1968, American English, in reference to U.S. football tackles.

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Idioms and Phrases with blind side

blind side

see under blind spot
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