Definition of in the dark in US English:

in the dark

phrase

  • In a state of ignorance about something.

    ‘we're clearly being kept in the dark about what's happening’
    • ‘The reader is not allowed to be in the dark as to why Indonesia became so important, for instance.’
    • ‘The vast majority of health workers have been left completely in the dark about what is on offer.’
    • ‘The public may not be entirely in the know, but it isn't entirely in the dark, either.’
    • ‘Both Mr Scholar and Mr Markham had the sense that they were being kept in the dark.’
    • ‘It goes on to claim that many companies are still in the dark about the changes.’
    • ‘By the fourth I was utterly alone and totally in the dark about where I was, so to speak.’
    • ‘Naturally, no more did appear and the American public has been kept in the dark ever since.’
    • ‘Keeping them in the dark, even as a way of protecting them, only fuels their fears.’
    • ‘It was so much easier then for people in power to influence what we got to know and what we were kept in the dark about.’
    • ‘I'm in the dark about many of the scientific facts and I would like to know a lot more.’
    • ‘For how much longer will the people of Bedford put up with being kept in the dark?’
    • ‘Union officials have been critical of company bosses for keeping staff in the dark.’
    • ‘The defender claimed he took the decision to keep his gaffer in the dark for all the right reasons.’
    • ‘She claimed the working group had been kept in the dark about much of the planning for the event.’
    • ‘They are a bit in the dark and they are a bit worried about what that information might be.’
    • ‘As to anything concrete about the decade unfolding he's as much in the dark as the rest of us.’
    • ‘I would not exactly call him a liar for keeping us all in the dark about his plans.’
    • ‘So, do you know someone being kept in the dark because they cannot see the printed word?’
    • ‘Northern Spirit made a bad situation much worse by keeping passengers in the dark.’
    • ‘It also provides a handy pointer to The Camel-Toe Report for anyone still in the dark.’
    unaware of, ignorant of, in ignorance of, oblivious to, uninformed about, unenlightened about, unacquainted with, unconversant with
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