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English definition of “in the dark”

in the dark

not informed about things that might be useful to know: Our boss tends to keep us in the dark most of the time. “Do you know anything?” “No, I'm completely in the dark, like everyone else.”
(Definition of in the dark from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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