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muddled (up)

Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really muddled up!
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muddle through (something)

To do a particular task with difficulty. I muddled through that job interview because I was sick with a cold at the time.
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muddle along

to progress in confusion; to continue awkwardly. I will just have to muddle along as best I can until things get straightened out. The project muddled along until the new manager got hold of it.
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muddle around

to work inefficiently. I can't get anything done today. I'm just muddling around. Jed is not doing his job well. He is muddling around and getting nothing done.
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muddle something up

to mix something up; to make something confusing. You really muddled the language of this contract up. Who muddled up the wording?
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muddle through (something)

to manage to get through something awkwardly. We hadn't practiced the song enough, so we just muddled through it. We didn't know what we were meant to do, so we muddled through.
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muddled (up)

intoxicated. I've had a little too much muddler, I think. Anyway, I'm muddled. Larry is too muddled up to drive.
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muddle through

Blunder through something, manage but awkwardly, as in The choir never knows how to line up, but we muddle through somehow. [Early 1900s]
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muddle through

v.
To do some task poorly or without strong motivation: I forgot the cookbook, so we just muddled through the recipe without it.
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muddled (up)

mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’ve had a little too much muddler, I think. Anyway, I’m muddled.
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muddled

verb
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You mean that I get us into these muddles because I cheat against rules which we don't have.
Except that the whole point of the game is that we do get into muddles, and do come out on the other side, and if there were no muddles our "game" would be like Canasta or Chess-and that is not how we want it to be.
And then you asked "What sort of order should we cling to so that when we get into a muddle we do not go mad?
Other feminist role muddles arise explicitly out of a tension within feminism between the call for unity among feminists and forces that oppose unity.
It is important to emphasize (more than Overall herself does) that role muddles often occur only in certain contexts or only within certain relationships.
Nonetheless, the muddles Overall describes can really muddle up one's life, and it is important to try to minimize those conflicts in the lives of feminist academics.
Implicit in the book is the suggestion that feminists handle their role muddles by trying to engage with one another with moral integrity.
I tell Muddle I'd canvassed a few people before coming to meet him.
For this, Muddle has to thank his father, the irrepressible 84-year-old Ron Muddle - the man who put the wheeler in dealer.
Muddle sr made himself and then went on to make Muddle jr.
The problem is that most believers, I think, accept a composite God who is a preposterous muddle of contradictions, a God infected with the gravest moral evil.
Anna Flowers, who plays Snow White, Paul Hartley, who plays the Royal Tax Collector, and Pee Wee Price, who plays Muddles, were all in full costume to bring some festive cheer to the children who are all due to spend Christmas in hospital.
Richard Muddle, Wolverhampton's managing director, said yesterday: "We are planning a six-month trial, which we hope to start early in February.
Muddle continued: "We hope it will raise the profile of all-weather racing.
Noddy And The Farmyard Muddle by Sophie Smallwood, pounds 7.