Alright... Let's not a turn a blind eye to it and define it... This idiom simply means to ignore sth that you know is wrong... In Polish we have a similar idiom which is udać, że się nie widzi; być ślepym na jedno oko...
A few words from myself in this context :)
Well...Why do we often turn a blind eye to other people's behaviors? I think the answer is easy... we don't want to stick our neck out and we simply want to avoid any potential problems that could then arise if we decided to see something bad with the naked eye (gołym okiem) :) The question is whether it is good or bad to turn a blind eye... I guess we need to be reasonable and should take the right action even if we feel that it would be easier to just pass it by. Of course, it takes courage and we need to be willing to say or do something that we feel deep at heart is good although we know it is often against others...
Let's take a look at a bunch of examples from the Net:
- How can you turn a blind eye to all those starving children?
- She decided to turn a blind eye to her roommate's goings-on.
- But can the leaders of Europe continue to turn a blind eye to the human cost of these adjustments on the poorest Europeans?
- Don't turn a blind eye to censorship.
- The truth is we can't turn a blind eye to the possibility that something's gone very wrong with the Appeal.
What's your say?
Talk about a situation when someone turned a blind eye to your wrongful act. or Talk about a situation when you turned a blind eye to someone's wrongful act.
Looking forward to you posts! :)