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murky waters

A situation or circumstance that is foreign, unclear, or unfamiliar and which may be dangerous or difficult as a result. We're starting to get into murky waters exploiting these tax loopholes. If we aren't careful, the government may crack down on us hard! John keeps himself so closed off that I've never understood the murky waters of his emotions.
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The researchers couldn't see their own hands in the murky water, much less a dolphin in the depths.
Working by touch in the murky water, he fixed a rope to the car which was then winched ashore by a fire engine.
After the May release of second album Into The Murky Water they were a hit on the festival circuit.
swamped by murky water gushing from a burst water main in Huyton House Road.
Yesterday, six frogmen took turns to plunge up to 55 feet into the murky water where they were forced to search by touch alone.
Knife fish mostly cruise murky water at night and emit weak signals to communicate and scan for obstructions.
Mrs Scott descended into the murky water at Stony Cove, Leicester, and got to work with a ball of bright red wool and a needle to raise money for the Sandwell branch of the Parkinson's Disease Society of which she is welfare visitor.
When you start using language like 'sub-species', you are entering into dark and murky water.
and see the children in the real world eating bowls of fly-ridden rice and drinking murky water as they await or endure their treatment in hospitals where staff are struggling to provide even basic care.
CASTAIC - A 19-year-old man was presumed dead after he jumped off a boat Sunday and disappeared in 170 feet of murky water in Castaic Lake, officials said.
Sixteen of the 34 people aboard survived after being plucked from the murky water after the crash last night.
Like most whale species, they spend the majority of their time below the surface of vast bodies of murky water, where eyesight serves little purpose.
They could not find the boy in the murky water until they pulled it from the water.
There was a time when the murky water held a range of tropical species but the higher temperatures (the water used to be 75 degrees) has cooled, yet it is warm enough to encourage carp, bream and roach.