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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.
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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]
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a blind spot

COMMON A blind spot is an area of knowledge or understanding that you do not have or pay no attention to. The government have a blind spot when it comes to the environment. Patrick's never been great with money — it's a bit of a blind spot with him.
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a blind spot

1 an area into which you cannot see. 2 an aspect of something that someone knows or cares little about.
These general senses appear to have developed from a mid 19th-century cricketing term for the spot of ground in front of a batsman where a ball pitched by the bowler leaves the batsman undecided whether to play forward to it or back.
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a/somebody’s ˈblind spot

a small part of a subject that somebody does not understand or know anything about: I’m a real music lover but I have to say that modern jazz is a bit of a blind spot with me.
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"The solution to this blind spot problem - sensors and cameras on vehicles - is available and affordable now, there is no good reason for delay."
The court heard that Moulds had no way of seeing the car in which 74-year-old Pamela Wood was a passenger because of a blind spot on the lorry which cannot be improved.
It concludes that in the UK, firms are overly concerned with IT costs, but have developed a blind spot over the risk of IT failure.
SENSORS and front-facing mirrors should be fitted on trucks to cover blind spots after a pensioner was killed by a lorry, a jury recommended yesterday.
Sergeant Ian Gavin, of Livingston police station, said: 'The truck was waiting at a red light and the man had walked in front of it in a blind spot where the driver couldn't have seen him.
The blind spot problem in Wales is caused not by the manufacturers but by car drivers reducing their own ability to see hazards by having their car windows so heavily darkened so it is impossible to see who is inside.
BLIND SPOT, who was just nine spots outside the track record in Saturday's semis, has been installed as evens favourite by local layers Jem Racing for Thursday's pounds 3,000 final of the BS Golden Crest over 450m at Poole.
These could be safely overlooked, except that these disparagements (one of which appears on the last page) might suggest to the discerning reader that would-be defenders of liberalism have a blind spot for statism, which paves the way for the projects of radical antiliberals.
Consider a phenomenon long noted by scientists: Each eye possesses a blind spot in the retina corresponding to the head of the optic nerve, yet no black spots mar our view of the world.
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Analysts expect the demand for automotive blind spot detection to grow considerably during the forecast period.
Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI)(FWB:DAI), has launched a radar-based system, named Mercedes-Benz Blind Spot Assist.