clear as mud


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*clear as mud

 
1. Cliché not clear at all. (*Also: as ~.) Your swimming pool needs cleaning; the water is clear as mud.
2. Cliché not easy to understand. (*Also: as ~.) This physics chapter is clear as mud to me. I did all the reading, but it's still as clear as mud.
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(as) clear as mud

very difficult to understand His traffic directions were as clear as mud.
Usage notes: used to humorously explain that there was a problem
Opposite of: (as) plain as day
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clear as mud

Murky, obscure, totally unclear, as in The translation of these directions is clear as mud. This ironic phrase always indicates that something is far from clear. [Early 1800s]
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clear as mud

verb
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