blind\ leading\ the\ blind

One or more people who do not know or understand something trying to explain it to others who do not know or understand.

Jimmy is trying to show Bill how to skate. the blind are leading the blind.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • blind leading the blind — One or more people who do not know or understand something trying to explain it to others who do not know or understand. * /Jimmy is trying to show Bill how to skate. The blind are leading the blind./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blind leading the blind — One or more people who do not know or understand something trying to explain it to others who do not know or understand. * /Jimmy is trying to show Bill how to skate. The blind are leading the blind./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • the blind leading the blind — The ignorant trying to instruct the ignorant • • • Main Entry: ↑blind * * * the blind leading the blind see ↑blind, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑lead …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) blind leading the blind — the blind leading the blind phrase a situation in which the people who are giving advice or instructions do not know more than the people they are trying to help Thesaurus: not knowing about somethingsynonym Main entry: blind * * * the blind… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blind leading the blind — When the blind are leading the blind, the people in charge of something don t know anything more than the people they are in charge of, when they should have greater knowledge …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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  • blind leading the blind —    When the blind are leading the blind, the people in charge of something don t know anything more than the people they are in charge of, when they should have greater knowledge.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This expression describes… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • (the) blind leading the blind — a situation where someone is trying to show someone else how to do something which they do not know how to do themselves. I tried to explain how the software works, but it was a case of the blind leading the blind, really …   New idioms dictionary

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