- 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.
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Cantor and his team, assuming a relatively easy victory was imminent, were blindsided last Tuesday in a double-digit loss.The Cantor Prediction Is Part of a Pattern: GOP Pollsters Stink
Kristen Soltis Anderson
June 17, 2014
“I was blindsided,” he told reporters, as he denied any “knowledge or involvement” in the incident.Goodbye Chris Christie, and Hello Scott Walker
January 31, 2014
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told CBS he was blindsided by the move.Iranian Bombs and Black Swans in the Nuclear Negotiations
December 17, 2013
Initially, the congenial Enzi seemed to be blindsided by the Cheneys.Mike Enzi Takes on Liz Cheney
October 23, 2013
But for the one who was blindsided when the papers were served and had no intention of ever signing, D-day is a catastrophe.No Place Like Home
May 15, 2013