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