A Blind leading the Blind

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Click on the image to watch the video of the song, “Blind leading the blind” by Mick Jagger and Alfie

Meaning:

This saying is used to talk about an inappropriate leader who would eventually lead their followers to a disgraceful situation.

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Click on the image to read Matthew 15:14 Bible´s reference

Origin:

This idiom was first used in the Bible, in Matthew 15:14 we can find, “And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into a ditch”.  We currently use it when we  notice a person trying to teach others how to do things at which they have always been unsuccessful.

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Click on the image to watch the video of the song, “Blind leading the blind” by Kayne

Example:

• What? I´m totally appalled! Look, Mr. Brown, a three-time divorcee,  is scheduled  to give a lecture on how to achieve a successful lifetime marriage. This is in fact an example of  the blind leading the blind.
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