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blindside

1. To startle or surprise someone, as with a piece of information. Tommy totally blind sided me when he told me he was going to prom with my ex-girlfriend.
2. To physically strike someone who is not in a position to defend themselves. Come on, ref, isn't that a penalty? He totally blind sided me and hit me in the head!

blind side

1. The side that one is not currently facing. Come on, ref, isn't that a penalty? He totally hit me on my blind side!
2. An area that is not able to be seen, either due to its location outside of the field of vision, or due to some physical obstruction or a defect in one's vision. That car must have been on my blind side because I didn't see it coming at all!
See also: blind, side

blind spot

1. An area that is not able to be seen, either due to its location outside of the field of vision, or due to some physical obstruction or a defect in one's vision. Often used to describe the areas around a car that cannot be seen with the rear-view or side mirrors. This car has a big blind spot on the right side, so remember to always turn your head to look before merging. Leslie always experiences blind spots when she starts to get a migraine. That security camera has a blind spot—and that's where we'll sneak in.
2. By extension, an aspect of one's life or a certain situation that one is ignorant of or that one does not understand fully. Jen has a real blind spot when it comes to her relationships with men trying to take advantage of her wealth.
See also: blind, spot
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

blind side

see under blind spot.
See also: blind, side

blind spot

Subject about which one is ignorant or biased. For example, The boss has a blind spot about Henry; he wouldn't fire him for anything, or Dad has a blind spot about opera; he can't see anything good about it. This term uses blind in the sense of "covered or hidden from sight." It has two literal meanings: an insensitive part of the retina and an area outside one's field of vision. The phrase has largely replaced blind side, which survives mainly in the verb to blindside, meaning "to hit someone on an unguarded side" and "to deal an unexpected blow." [Mid-1800s]
See also: blind, spot
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

blindside

tv. [for someone or something] to surprise someone, as if sneaking up on the blind side of a one-eyed person (or animal). The new tax law blindsided about half the population.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He got on the blind side of me; and now he has got on the blind side of her .
you were on the blind side of me and I saw you not.
He did not like to be approached on his blind side. Of this offence Buck was unwittingly guilty, and the first knowledge he had of his indiscretion was when Sol-leks whirled upon him and slashed his shoulder to the bone for three inches up and down.
He caught the one-eyed elder on his blind side and ripped his ear into ribbons.
He is a quick, apprehensive knave, who sees his neighbours blind side, and knows how to keep the lee-gage when his passions are blowing high.
He made no offer of molestation or sociability, but kept aloof on one side of the road, jogging along on the blind side of old Gunpowder, who had now got over his fright and waywardness.
Additional features include a large zippered door for easy entry, bottom wind flaps, brush ties on the ends and brush strips wrapped around three blind sides. The blind weighs 54 pounds and measures 63 Inches long, 61 inches wide and 76 inches high.
Before you start building Biere's Fully Adjustable Grass Boat Blind, look at the photo of the bow of the boat with the blind sides folded down.
Cut four 7 1/2-inch long pieces of 3/4-inch-by-48-inch steel stock for the stabilizer arms that will connect the blind sides to the base frame with spring clip pins.
Step 11: Slide the port and starboard blind sides into the sleeves.
Step 13: Pull the blind sides out of the sleeves and drill two 3/8-inch holes at 1 1/2-inch intervals from first hole on the blind side conduit at all three blind side ends.
The gill arches with rakers, the tooth plates and the jaws with teeth were separately taken from the blind side and eye side of the head to discover possible differences in the ossicles of asymmetrical fishes.
They occur in one row forming a cutting edge (term by Cooper & Chapleau 1998) on the blind side; the tooth row on the eye side of the premaxilla holds a somewhat posterior position as compared to the blind-side row.
The number of rakers starting on the left from the 1st to the 4th arch and then on the right side from the 4th to the 1st arch is as follows (the slash separates the numbers of rakers in outer and inner rows on the 4th arch): 10 + 8 + 7 + 5/3 on the blind side and 3/6 + 7 + 9 + 9 on the eye side for GIT 584-141, and 8 + 8 + 6 + 5/3 on the blind side and 3/6 + 6 + 8 + 9 on the eye side for GIT 584-144.
The jaw bones, the premaxilla and dentary, on the blind side (Fig.