turn a blind eye meaning?

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What's the meaning of "to turn a blind eye" idiom? Please give me some examples!
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Turning a blind eye can save you a lot of trouble sometimes.
 
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Idiom Scenario 3:

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Idiom Usage:

To turn a blind eye is mostly used informally.
 
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Idiom Definition:


"to turn a blind eye (on/to something)"
to make a conscious effort to not see something, usually something one would rather not see because it would require an effort, which one does not wish to make, to look after the situation
Synonyms: avoid, blink, cold-shoulder, discount, disdain, evade, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, slight
 
 

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Idiom Scenario 2:


Two developing world farmers are talking about a farmer friend of theirs ...
Farmer 1: Did you hear what happened to Ignacio?
Farmer 2:  What happened?
Farmer 1:  He isn't farming anymore.  The government decided to appropriate his land for a some kind of mining operation.
Farmer 2:  Wasn't there anything Ignacio could do?  What about his rights?
Farmer 1:  The government turns a blind eye to people's rights when it comes to progress.
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Idiom Scenario 1:


Two friends are passing a beggar as they walk down a street ...
Friend 1:  Don't you think it's sad when people don't have a home?
Friend 2:  What do you mean?
Friend 1:  Didn't you see the beggar sitting in the doorway?
Friend 2:  No.  I usually just turn a blind eye to that sort of thing.  It is too depressing to think about.
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