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Q: Literal Meaning ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Literal Meaning
Category: Relationships and Society > Relationships
Asked by: elgarcia-ga
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Posted: 04 Mar 2005 15:30 PST
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What does "A wink is as good as a nod to a blind man" mean?
Subject: Re: Literal Meaning
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 04 Mar 2005 16:42 PST
Hi elgarcia,

Here are several ways of explaining the meaning of this saying:

"A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse." - One futile gesture is
equal to another futile gesture if the audience is unable (or, more
interestingly, unwilling) to pay attention.

The Phrase Finder

"A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse." - Whether you nod or
whether you wink, if a horse is blind he knows it not; and a person
who will not see takes no notice of hints and signs.

Bootleg Books: The First Hypertext Edition of The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

"A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse" means that whatever sort
of hint one may give, whether a nod of agreement or a more secret wink
of complicity, some people are unable to see it.

Expressions & Sayings

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I hope this is helpful.

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