Wordwise 126 A2854

Turn a blind eye

  • 2014.05.14

The idiom to turn a blind eye means to choose to ignore something that you know is wrong. A person may turn a blind eye to something because they think taking action would require too much effort, or they may simply believe that the bad behavior is not such a serious offence.

For example:
i. How can we turn a blind eye to the millions of children in poverty?
ii. The usher turned a blind eye to the little boy who sneaked into the theater

“turn a blind eye” という表現は、間違っていると分かりながらもそのことを無視するという意味です。