blind (one) with science

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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.
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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.
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blind someone with science

use special or technical knowledge and vocabulary to confuse someone.
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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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The former central defender might like to blind you with science every now and then but as a manager he always starts with the basics.
What if you do, but these firms who are in league with each other, blind you with science? Or like me, you hand them a fortune and they can't even send someone around to honour their part of the deal?
* They seem to use unnecessary complicated jargon and technical phrases - probably intended to blind you with science.
Your treatment options will very much depend on the anatomy of your mouth but at least your dentist will know what you're aiming for; Dental jargon Hopefully your specialist will speak to you in terms you can understand and not blind you with science. But if they do speak in "dentospeak" ask them to translate into plain English.
Now I promise not to blind you with science, so to cut a long story short, suffice it to say that where you and I always thought DNA stood for Deoxyribonucleic Acid, Dr Hill and Prof Cunningham's work means it now stands for Dodgy Nags Abound.
Today it's nothing but trust me, I'm a doctor - and if you don't trust me, I'll blind you with science until you're sorry that you opened your ignorant mouth.
ABOVE all, don't let the salesman blind you with science. If you don't understand what he is talking about, say so.
The trouble with staking systems is that they blind you with science, and because it looks 'mathematical' it is easy to be lulled into the folly of it all.
This marvellous project uses the latest in modern technology in an innovative and engaging way, but it doesn't blind you with science - it tells the story of industry with an emphasis on the people involved in the work.
Inside, everything is easy to use and absorb with no attempt to blind you with science. The Fabia's lengthy floorpan provides all passengers with sensible, complaint-free amounts of leg and head room.
Inside, everything is easy to use and absorb with no attempt to blind you with science and the Fabia's lengthy floorpan provides all passengers with sensible, complaint-free amounts of leg and head room.