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able to (do something) blindfolded

Very adept at doing something, with very little or no difficulty; able to complete or accomplish something in a relaxed, carefree, or effortless manner. It took me a little while to get used to this job, but now I'm able do it blindfolded! You should ask Johnny for help, he's able to do calculus blindfolded. Corinne can teach you how to do a cartwheel, she's able to do stuff like that blindfolded.
See also: able, blindfold, to

do (something) blindfolded

To do something with very little or no difficulty, due to knowing it so well; to complete or accomplish something in a relaxed, carefree, or effortless manner since one is so familiar with it. It took me a little while to get used to this job, but now I could do it blindfolded! You should ask Johnny for help. He could do this type of repair blindfolded.
See also: blindfold
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

able to do something blindfolded

 and able to do something standing on one's head
Fig. able to do something very easily, possibly without even looking. (Able to can be replaced with can.) Bill boasted that he could pass his driver's test blindfolded.
See also: able, blindfold, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

do blindfolded

Also, do standing on one's head. Perform very easily, as in Dave said he could do the income tax return blindfolded, or An excellent carpenter, he could do just about anything standing on his head. For a synonymous hyperbolic expression, see with one arm tied.
See also: blindfold
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.
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The post-apocalyptic psychological thriller, directed by Susanne Bier and now streaming on the platform, sees Sandra Bullock playing a mom who wears a blindfold to avoid seeing mysterious forces that cause people to commit suicide, as she tries to save her children by leading them through dangerous terrain.
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A former Israeli soldier has posted photos on Facebook of herself in uniform smiling beside bound and blindfolded Palestinian prisoners, drawing sharp criticism from the Israeli military and Palestinian officials.
Walking through the school hall, the blindfolded children are asked to imagine the scene of a bombed-out street, with their classmate describing the scene of devastation before them.
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I lift my lamp beside the golden door." In the wave of anger against government action in the Sixties, cartoons were drawn showing the Statue of Liberty blindfolded. The blindfolds remain, if only symbolically, until we begin to act, yes, as if "No Human Being Is Illegal."
This game is similar to miniature golf with three players per hole; equipment needed includes a "bowling-type" ball, five-gallon buckets/garbage cans, and blindfolds. Set up the course with a number of "holes" (e.g., five-gallon buckets/garbage cans) and obstacles.