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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.
Contemporary Examples

Wall Street’s Shocking Debt Denial Zachary Karabell July 14, 2011


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