whistle in the dark


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whistle in the dark

Fig. to guess aimlessly; to speculate as to a fact. Am I close, or am I just whistling in the dark? She was whistling in the dark. She has no idea of what's going on.
See also: dark, whistle

whistle in the dark

Summon up courage in a frightening situation, make a show of bravery. For example, They knew they were lost and were just whistling in the dark. This expression alludes to a literal attempt to keep up one's courage. [First half of 1900s]
See also: dark, whistle

whistle in the dark

in. to guess aimlessly; to speculate as to a fact. She was whistling in the dark. She has no idea of what’s going on.
See also: dark, whistle

whistle in the dark

To attempt to keep one's courage up.
See also: dark, whistle