blind leading the blind

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Situation where an unqualified person is attempting to train others in a task.

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  • The phrase can be traced back to The Upanishads, written between 800 BCE and 200 BCE.
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Grandma teaching you to drive is like the blind leading the blind.

Submitted on December 26, 2012

Additional definitions for 'blind leading the blind':

Blind Leading the BlindUninformed people, who try to lead or inform others, or it is about someone, who is not well equipped but wants to educate others
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