Up a Blind Alley (Origin)
What Is the Origin of the Saying "Up a Blind Alley"?The term "going up a blind alley" means heading towards uncertainty or the unknown, i.e., progressing without any clue of how the situation will develop.
Examples of Use:
- I know we're heading up a blind alley, but let's keep going.
- We're going up a blind alley here. There is no information about what lies ahead.
- This might go well, or it might go badly. We're going up a blind alley.
The word "blind" is used in a similar way in the term "blind bend" (one that drivers cannot see around) and "blind junction" (one that hides approaching traffic).
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