turn a blind eye

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turn a blind eye(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. hacer la vista gorda
We can no longer turn a blind eye to the suffering of the refugees.Ya no podemos hacer la vista gorda ante el sufrimiento de los refugiados.
b. hacer caso omiso
The gang has been paying the police to turn a blind eye to their crimes.La pandilla ha estado pagando a la policía para hacer caso omiso de sus crímenes.
c. hacerse el tonto
You have been turning a blind eye to his strange behavior long enough.Te has estado haciendo el tonto ante su extraño comportamiento durante demasiado tiempo.
d. hacer como si nada
I am not asking you turn a blind eye. I am asking you to do what is truly right.No le estoy pidiendo que haga como si nada. Le pido que haga lo que es realmente lo correcto.
e. ignorar
He picked his friend to be the chief of police so he would turn a blind eye to the mayor's criminal connections.Eligió a su amigo para ser el jefe de policía, para que ignorara las conexiones criminales del alcalde.
f. fingir no ver
The minister told the congregation that it was a sin to turn a blind eye to the refugees.El ministro dijo a la congregación que era un pecado fingir no ver a los refugiados.
g. cerrar los ojos
Anthony was loyal to his boss, but he couldn't turn a blind eye to his crimes.Anthony era leal a su jefe, pero no cerrar los ojos ante sus delitos.
h. hacerse el sueco
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The priest turned a blind eye when Jaime stole a chicken because he knew the boy's family was hungry.El sacerdote se hizo el sueco cuando Jaime robó un pollo porque sabía que la familia del niño tenía hambre.
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