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Re: Blind spot

Posted by ESC on April 27, 2006

In Reply to: Blind spot posted by shahood on April 27, 2006

: is blind spot is idiom or not.if yes whwt is its origin

I'm not sure. A definition from the archives:

An IDIOM is an expression whose meaning can't be derived simply by hearing it, such as 'Kick the bucket.'"

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From Merriam-Webster:

Main Entry: blind spot
Function: noun
1 a : the nearly circular light-colored area at the back of the retina where the optic nerve enters the eyeball and which is not sensitive to light -- called also optic disk; see EYE illustration

b : a portion of a field that cannot be seen or inspected with available equipment

2 : an area in which one fails to exercise judgment or discrimination

Meaning 1b - example: a driver's blind spot. "When using mirrors there is an area on each side of your vehicle where you cannot see. You may not see people or vehicles when they are in these (blind) spots." http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/blind.htm

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/image/blind.gif