turn a blind eye


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turn a blind eye (to someone or something)

Fig. to ignore something and pretend you do not see it. The usher turned a blind eye to the little boy who sneaked into the theater. How can you turn a blind eye to all those starving children?
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turn a blind eye (to something)

to ignore something close your/its eyes to something Sometimes a store might sell stolen goods because the owner has turned a blind eye to where they come from.
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turn a blind eye

to choose to ignore behaviour that you know is wrong I knew Hugo was taking the money but I turned a blind eye because he was my sister's child. (often + to ) Management often turn a blind eye to bullying in the workplace.
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