Definition of turn a blind eye in English:

turn a blind eye

phrase

  • Pretend not to notice.

    ‘please, don't turn a blind eye to what is happening’
    • ‘We cannot continue to turn a blind eye or ear and pretend that all is well when many people are hurting and yearning for help.’
    • ‘In many ways, I think he's given the Saudis a pass and he's turned a blind eye to them.’
    • ‘It is a problem people are prepared to turn a blind eye to it because people rarely notice these sites as they are covered over.’
    • ‘Please, don't turn a blind eye or passively ignore what is happening.’
    • ‘We cannot have a church which ignores the modern world and which turns a blind eye to society.’
    • ‘He turns a blind eye to the weapons that pass illegally through Shannon.’
    • ‘To maintain suspicion requires not only ignoring the flaws in Wakefield's research, but also turning a blind eye to the large number of studies which show no causal link.’
    • ‘But there's nothing amicable or admirable about food prepared and presented as carelessly as this restaurant's often is, about an emphasis on quantity that turns a blind eye to quality.’
    • ‘Human nature makes men and their companies greedy and makes corrupt governments turn blind eyes.’
    • ‘The heads of schools in some quarters show a blind eye to misconduct.’
    overlook, disregard, neglect, ignore, pay no attention to, pay no heed to, pass over, omit, skip, skip over, gloss over, leave out, leave undone, forget