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blind side

1. verb 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. verb 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!
3. noun The side that one is not currently facing. Come on, ref, isn't that a penalty? He totally hit me on my blind side!
4. noun 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!
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blind side

see under blind spot.
See also: blind, side

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.
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One source told the Daily Mirror Mr Spence will tell officers the PSNI and Government has been "blind-sided" by a rise in terrorist activity.
When the Freedom Tower's redesign was announced, many wondered how the various organizations working on the project could have been blind-sided by such seemingly basic security concerns.
As with most aspects of the school, no principal likes being blind-sided. With background information and advanced notice, your principal can become an important ally of the booster club.
The letter also said ACIP's "eleventh-hour" press release "blind-sided not only the primate and the negotiating team but also those of us who in good faith have been promoting this agreement as a major step on our healing journey."
"We were blind-sided" by the Bush proposals, says Joel Ryan, head of government affairs for the National Head Start Association.
I adored it, I knew it by heart, and I always walked out on a cloud, and so I wasn't prepared, on seeing Francois Truffaut's masterpiece several summers ago during a revival run at Film Forum, to be so blind-sided. For weeks the story of love derailed and friendship damaged wouldn't leave me alone.