blind side

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

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  • blind-side — or blind·side (blīndʹsīd ) tr.v. blind ·sid·ed, blind ·sid·ing, blind ·sides 1. To hit or attack on or from the blind side. 2. To catch or take unawares, especially with harmful or detrimental results: “The recent recession, with its wave of… …   Universalium

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  • blind side — noun the side on which your vision is limited or obstructed • Hypernyms: ↑side * * * I. noun 1. : the side on which one that is blind in one eye cannot see 2. : an aspect of a matter in which one can see no fault 3 …   Useful english dictionary

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