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Idiom

Blind Leading the Blind: Origin and Meaning

Meaning
When someone is giving advice or instructions to someone else but they do not know more than the person they are trying to help.
Origin
Blind leading the blindThis idiom originates from the Bible. It appears as one of Jesus’ teachings:

Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. (Matthew 15:14)
Examples
“Amy asked me to help her with her Spanish homework but I haven’t studied Spanish for 15 years. It was a case of the blind leading the blind!”

“David was trying to teach me how to cook lasagna last night but he was useless! It was the blind leading the blind.”

Colin: “Steve has offered to show me around Rome when we go next month.”
Sofia: “That’s nice. Does he know Rome well?”
Colin: “No, he’s never been before either but he’s looked at a few websites.”
Sofia: “Sounds like the blind leading the blind to me!”