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    blind man's buff

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    …at Hide-and-seek” and blind man’s buff I thoroughly amused myself till dinner-time. (Maugham’s “Making of a Saint”, chapter XXII)

    blind man’s buff = a game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify one of the other players.

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: blind man's buff

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    …at Hide-and-seek” and blind man’s buff I thoroughly amused myself till dinner-time. (Maugham’s “Making of a Saint”, chapter XXII)

    blind man’s buff = a game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify one of the other players.

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    I don't know if this is a typo, but the only name for this game that I knew was "Blind Man's Bluff". However, I have just found the listing on Wikipedia that gives both and says the original name was "Buff". Interesting. Anyway, yes, you've got the rules right!

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