Blind them with science - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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blind (one) with science
To use technical terms or scientific jargon that the listener does not understand. As you plan your talk, be careful not to blind the audience with science.
blind someone with science
If someone blinds you with science, they tell you about something in a complicated, technical way so that you find it hard to understand. We want facts and figures but don't want to be blinded by science. I must admit that as a teenage, amateur photographer I learned all the technical jargon so I could impress people by blinding them with science.
blind someone with science use special or technical knowledge and vocabulary to confuse someone.
ˌblind somebody with ˈscience deliberately confuse somebody with your special knowledge, especially by using difficult or technical words which they do not understand: Every time I ask her a simple question, she tries to blind me with science.
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If you can''t blind them with science
, baffle them with nonsense.
"It was testing to have Dave on the panel because he was obviously there to make sure you couldn't just blind them with science
and psychological jargon.
Just blind them with science
. Explain that, 'Preparation includes identifying zones to counterbalance the intensity of playing and training at the high standard required to compete properly at international level.'
He says he will change Vitria's present 'blind them with science
' marketing approach.
"I don't try to blind them with science
. My methods are common sense.