blind leading the blind

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blind leading the blind definition


An expression applied to leaders who know as little as their followers and are therefore likely to lead them astray: “When it comes to science and technology, many politicians know as little as the average citizen; they're the blind leading the blind.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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