the blind leading the blind


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The blind leading the blind

Prov. Someone who is not capable of dealing with a situation is guiding someone else who is not capable of dealing with it. (See also .) Jill: Mike is helping me fill out my tax forms this year. Jane: Is he a tax expert? Jill: He read a book about income tax once. Jane: Sounds to me like the blind leading the blind. Nathan offered to be my guide through Philadelphia, but since he'd never been there before either, it was a case of the blind leading the blind.
See also: blind, leading

the blind leading the blind

a situation where someone is trying to show someone else how to do something which they do not know how to do themselves I tried to explain how the software works, but it was a case of the blind leading the blind, really.
See fly blind, turn a blind eye, swear blind
See also: blind, leading
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Domenico Fett's The Blind Leading the Blind (below) and Pieter Brueghel the Younger's Two Peasants Binding Faggots (above).
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