in the dark

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

in the dark

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: Without light; somewhere that is dark.
    I tripped over his suitcase in the dark.
  2. (idiomatic) Without information.
    Management kept the board of directors completely in the dark.
    I was in the dark about the surprise party until I walked in.
    They remained in the dark until the newspaper story came out.
  3. (poker slang) Without looking at one's hole cards, thus not knowing what they are.