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    Question 'to turn a blind eye at/to sth'?

    Hi all,
    Would anyone please tell me what preposition is used in the expression? Since we look 'at' things, I used to use 'at' in the expression up to yesterday a friend mentioned it had to be 'to'. I'd appreciate it if somebody told me if there's any special reason. Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: 'to turn a blind eye at/to sth'?

    Yes, we "turn a blind eye to something".

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