ENGLISH TIPS – To turn a blind eye
“I want to thank the members of the Academy who were bold enough to give me this award for this song, which, obviously, is a song that doesn’t pussyfoot around or turn a blind eye to human nature. God bless you all with peace, tranquillity and good will. Thanks.”
Bob Dylan (1941): American singer-songwriter and musician accepting the best original song Oscar for Things Have Changed, from Wonder Boys.
To ignore something and pretend you do not see it.
“I knew Hugo was taking the money but I turned a blind eye because he was my sister’s child.”
“Management often turn a blind eye to bullying in the workplace.”
“The usher turned a blind eye to the little boy who sneaked into the theater. How can you turn a blind eye to all those starving children?”
“Sometimes a store might sell stolen goods because the owner has turned a blind eye to where they come from.”