mare's nest

(redirected from a mare's nest)

mare's nest

A difficult, complicated, or confusing situation. The tax laws in this country are a mare's nest that nobody fully understands.
See also: nest
References in classic literature ?
In my opinion the whole thing is a mare's nest of Bauerstein's
After that we really can't support Dubosc if his revelation is a mare's nest.
A robust fellow in A Mare's Nest, 2000, becomes queen, clown, and martyr, done up in an elaborate wig/halo and ruffled "collar," a collage of Lilliputian architectural renderings, corporate logos, flora and fauna, and the int ertwined limbs of tiny wrestlers and bodybuilders.