- Sports. to tackle, hit, or attack (an opponent) from the blind side: The quarterback was blindsided and had the ball knocked out of his hand.
- Informal. to attack critically where a person is vulnerable, uninformed, etc.: The president was blindsided by the press on the latest tax bill.
Origin of blindside
First recorded in 1970–75; v. use of noun phrase blind side
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Related Words for blindsideimpact, bump, concussion, shock, punch, slap, jolt, stroke, jab, kick, uppercut, assault, ding, pound, clip, knockout, sock, clout, collision, lick
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Contemporary Examples of blindside
Zachary Karabell says our complacency will blindside us, just as it did when Lehman Brothers collapsed.Wall Street’s Shocking Debt Denial
July 15, 2011