muddy the waters
phrasal to make a situation more confusing or difficult

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • muddy the waters — To confuse a situation by introducing complications • • • Main Entry: ↑mud * * * muddy the waters/issue/ phrase to make a situation more complicated or difficult than it needs to be He produced yet another theory, which only served to muddy the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • muddy the waters — If somebody muddies the waters, he or she makes the situation more complex or less clear …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • muddy the waters —    If somebody muddies the waters, he or she makes the situation more complex or less clear.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you muddy the waters, you make something less clear by giving confusing information.     I had difficulty… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • muddy the waters — to make a situation more confused and less easy to understand or deal with. The statistics you quoted didn t prove anything, they simply muddied the waters …   New idioms dictionary

  • Muddy the waters —   If somebeody muddies the waters, he or she makes the situation more complex or less clear …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Muddy "Mississippi" Waters — Live Live album by Muddy Waters Released 1979 Genre Electric blues Label …   Wikipedia

  • muddy the issue — muddy the waters/issue/ phrase to make a situation more complicated or difficult than it needs to be He produced yet another theory, which only served to muddy the waters. Thesaurus: to be, or to make something, difficult to understandsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Muddy "Mississippi" Waters - Live — is a live album by Muddy Waters. The recording was awarded the Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording in 1979. Track ListingAll tracks composed by McKinley Morganfield; except where indicated# Mannish Boy (Morganfield, Ellas… …   Wikipedia

  • muddy — mud|dy1 [ˈmʌdi] adj 1.) covered with mud or containing mud ▪ Take your boots off outside if they re muddy. ▪ the muddy waters of the lake 2.) confused and not clear ▪ On the issue of education, the difference between the two parties is muddy. 3.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • muddy — I UK [ˈmʌdɪ] / US adjective Word forms muddy : adjective muddy comparative muddier superlative muddiest * 1) covered with mud, or full of mud muddy boots 2) dull in colour II UK [ˈmʌdɪ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms muddy : present tense… …   English dictionary

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