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do (something) blindfolded

To do something with very little or no difficulty, due to knowing it so well; to complete or accomplish something in a relaxed, carefree, or effortless manner since one is so familiar with it. It took me a little while to get used to this job, but now I could do it blindfolded! You should ask Johnny for help. He could do this type of repair blindfolded.
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able to (do something) blindfolded

Very adept at doing something, with very little or no difficulty; able to complete or accomplish something in a relaxed, carefree, or effortless manner. It took me a little while to get used to this job, but now I'm able do it blindfolded! You should ask Johnny for help, he can do calculus blindfolded.
See also: able, blindfold

able to do something blindfolded

 and able to do something standing on one's head
Fig. able to do something very easily, possibly without even looking. (Able to can be replaced with can.) Bill boasted that he could pass his driver's test blindfolded.
See also: able, blindfold

do blindfolded

Also, do standing on one's head. Perform very easily, as in Dave said he could do the income tax return blindfolded, or An excellent carpenter, he could do just about anything standing on his head. For a synonymous hyperbolic expression, see with one arm tied.
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New business owners who are wondering why business isn't going well may need just such a checklist to remove their blindfold and discover exactly what part of their business is not working.
Children who had played only with cloth or had used a see-through blindfold persistently looked in the direction of the adult's presumed gaze, acting as if the blindfolded experimenter could see.
The guards stopped on the road and took off the handcuffs - but not the blindfolds - before delivering us to the entrance of the al-Rashid Hotel, headquarters of the international press.
This year, the Sandiganbayan played catch-up with the Supreme Court and lifted the blindfold too - and saw, with the fresh eyes of a new, tie-breaking appointee of President Duterte - that because of former senator Jinggoy Estrada's prominence, he was not a flight risk ('the probability of flight is not that much,' in the jejune language of the anti-graft court) and that the previous finding that there was strong evidence of Estrada's guilt could be set aside.
He enjoys blindfold chess as relaxation and has organised small-scale tournaments at the club
Pin the nose on the witch Just like pin the tail on the donkey, blindfold the kids and give them a green cardboard nose.
Yesterday, bus drivers donned blindfolds and glasses which simulate sight loss and attempted to use the bus system.
Along the way I told him to tell me to stop and I put a cone down - this was before I had any blindfold on.
Working in pairs, 10 and 11-year-olds at the school have taken it in turns to blindfold each other as part of a look at World War II.
It's not quite the blind leading the blind, but on June 2 at Roberto Clemente Field in Boston's historic Fenway neighborhood, sighted runners will have the unique opportunity to experience life as a visually impaired athlete as part of the Blindfold Challenge at the 2007 Vision 5K road race.
Paul Townsend, 38, of Wellwright Road, Fairwater, Cardiff, is mad about fast cars but will take his hobby one step further in September when he attempts to reach 149mph in a Ferrari F40, wearing a blindfold, live on television.
Ken Kardong couldn't use a silk handkerchief as a blindfold since the eyes he needed to cover belonged to a rattlesnake.
If you know a man from the Nuneaton or south Birmingham area who likes to tie up or blindfold their sexual partner we need to have this information," he said.
2 people to spin chairs * 2 pencils * blindfold * stopwatch * 2 copies of 2 mazes of equal difficulty