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Having been completed dazzled by teh pretty on the cover of this month’s Empire magazine, I bring you today’s WotD:

blinder
• noun
Brit. informal an excellent performance in a game or race.

blinding
• adjective 1
(of light) very bright.
2 suddenly and overwhelmingly obvious.
3
informal (of an action) remarkably skilful and
exciting.
4.
Dazzling
— DERIVATIVES blindingly adverb


Believe or not, if something is described as a blinding success, it doesn’t actually mean that any eyes were poked out with sharp sticks!. It actually means fantastic, wonderful, dazzlingl.

Blinder is a vastly overused noun in the context of football (soccer) performances, especially in London pubs on a Saturday afternoon.

eg: Michael Owen played a blinder on Saturday against Man U

it can also be used to describe a good night out, a great film or good meal

eg: "We 'ad a right blinding time last night dahn the pub".


Hope you have blinding day!
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