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the blind leading the blind

used to describe a situation where a person who knows nothing is getting advice and help from another person who knows almost nothing
Translations of “the blind leading the blind”
in Chinese (Traditional) 盲人教瞎子, 外行指導外行…
in Chinese (Simplified) 盲人教瞎子, 外行指导外行…
(Definition of the blind leading the blind from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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