Green’s Dictionary of Slang

blind adv.1

[devoid of any external modification]

utterly, completely.

[US]Barton Co. Democrat 12 Apr. 6/4: You come home blind, blazing, staggering drunk, and smash everything.
[UK]Kipling ‘Gentlemen-Rankers’ in Barrack-Room Ballads (1893) 203: Yea, a trooper of the forces who has run his own six horses, / And faith he went the pace and went it blind.
[US]C.L. Cullen Tales of the Ex-Tanks 178: That didn’t prove that he wasn’t plump, blind, staggering crazy.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 12 Nov. 14/2: Let ‘E.J.M.’ send his cobber [...] out to Western Queensland, and if I can’t mobilise at least 50 wool-hawks to shear him blind I will forfeit my tame grandmother.
[Aus]‘Henry Handel Richardson’ Aus. Felix (1971) 2: They had to be dragged, some blind drunk, the rest blind stupid from their booze.
[US]D. Lamson We Who Are About to Die 196: If you do give [a sucker] an even break, he’ll steal you blind.
[US]N. Algren Man with the Golden Arm 115: The day I get my musician’s union card is the day I’ll steal Schwiefka blind.
[US]J. Thompson Savage Night (1991) 122: They [...] had said that I’d stolen his mother and father blind.
[US]H. Selby Jr Last Exit to Brooklyn (1966) 81: She yelled to Jack to comeon and she’d fuckim blind.
[US]G.V. Higgins Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) 28: Goddam car was eating me blind.
[Aus](con. 1940s–60s) Hogbotel & ffuckes ‘The Bastard from the Bush’ in Snatches and Lays 82: Fuck me blind, he wants to join us.
[UK]F. Norman Dead Butler Caper 121: I happen to be fractionally more blind terrified of your father than I am of the unknown murderer.
[US]M. Baker Nam (1982) 148: They would steal you blind, but they always had a big ball of opium for you to smoke.
[US]J. Stahl Permanent Midnight 89: Blind high when he X’s on the dotted line.
[UK]A. Sillitoe Birthday 12: And you fucked her blind on the sofa.
[US]J. Lerner You Got Nothing Coming 200: All the employees were stealing them blind.

In compounds

blind drunk (adj.) [SE in 20C]

extremely drunk.

[UK]‘T.B. Junr.’ Pettyfogger Dramatized II iv: I’m always so blind drunk overnight.
[UK] ‘Of All The Blowings On The Town’ in Flash Chaunter 5: Her mother she’s a lushington, / And stone blind drunk all day man.
[UK]Comic Almanack Dec. 248: ’Tis said, you’ll scandalize your nation, / And get blind drunk a-going home!
[UK]Disraeli Sybil Bk IV 132: Hang me if I wasn’t blind drunk at the end of it.
[Ire] ‘Fair of Clogeen’ in Irish Songster 24: We danced like devils till morning, then went to bed blind drunk with whisky.
[UK]‘Sunday Trading Bill’ in C. Hindley Curiosities of Street Lit. (1871) 115: To the gin shop you can cut away / And get blind drunk upon that day.
[UK]M.E. Braddon Trail of the Serpent 249: You would think he had never been blind drunk in his life.
[US]‘Johnny Cross’ ‘And She Wore A Waterfall’ in Orig. Pontoon Songster 28: She got blind drunk on lager-beer.
[US]‘Dan de Quille’ Big Bonanza (1947) 279: They fiddled and danced till they all got blind drunk.
[US](con. c.1840) ‘Mark Twain’ Huckleberry Finn 51: I judged he would be blind drunk in about an hour.
[US]R.C. Hartranft Journal of Solomon Sidesplitter 159: The patient who was ‘blind (drunk),’ was deprived of his whiskey.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 5 Nov. 13/4: The constable swore without a smile that William was blind drunk.
[UK]Kipling ‘In Ambush’ Complete Stalky & Co. 47: Stalky & Co. had... fallen by drink... They had returned blind-drunk from a hut.
[Aus]E. Dyson Fact’ry ’Ands 119: We’ll all get blin’ drunk when Johnnie comes marchin’ ’ome again.
[Aus]‘Henry Handel Richardson’ Aus. Felix (1971) 2: They had to be dragged, some blind drunk, the rest blind stupid from their booze.

In phrases

go it blind (v.)

1. (US) to commit oneself unrestrainedly.

[US]A. Trumble Mott Street Poker Club 20: ‘Blettee on laces [...] me glo it blind’.

2. to drink heavily; usu. of alcohol.

[UK] ‘’Arry in ’Arrygate’ in Punch 24 Sept. 133/3: Watching the poor sulphur-swiggers, a-gargling and going it blind.
[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 475/2: [...] late C19–20.
rob blind (v.)

to rob without restraint.

[US]R.O. Case ‘A Ticket Outside’ in Goodstone Pulps (1970) 78/1: You’ve been robbing Joe blind from the start.
[US]P. Rabe Benny Muscles In (2004) 187: A run-down, no-good territory where Paddy used to rob you blind.
[US]A. Hoffman Property Of (1978) 57: That damn Gina [...] is robbing me not quite blind.
[US]R. Campbell In La-La Land We Trust (1999) 189: I don’t want some gonifs coming in here robbing me blind while I show you my merchandise.
[UK]Guardian G2 6 Aug. 8: They’re robbing you blind.
[UK]N. Barlay Hooky Gear 308: Keep them fetchin. Time their carryin. Rob them blind.
talk someone blind (v.) (also talk a glass eye to sleep)

(Aus./N.Z.) to overwhelm someone with talk, to bore someone.

[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 7 Nov. 11/4: She was feared she’d find – that he’d talk her blind.
[Aus]R. Beckett Dinkum Aussie Dict. 51: Talk you blind: The same pub bore who does [talk incessantly]. An ear basher.
[NZ]McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 207: talk a glass eye to sleep Boring.