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uncharted 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 uncharted 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 uncharted waters of his emotions.
See also: uncharted, water

(be in/get into) murky/uncharted ˈwaters

(be in/get into) a difficult or dangerous situation that you do not know anything about: As I opened up the computer to try and fix the problem, I realized that I was getting into completely uncharted waters and decided to leave it to the experts.
Murky water is dark or dirty. If somebody is in uncharted waters, they are in an area of sea or ocean that is not known or recorded on a map.
See also: murky, uncharted, water
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This is the perfect compendium to lead you into a new era of Uncharted, these were mighty fine gaming experiences and deserve the chance to be enjoyed once more.
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Unlike the many marketing companies that provide a menu of services or packaged features, Uncharted Marketing works with you to learn about your company, helps you define your goals, creates a customized plan, and implements the services defined in that plan.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves proved just as much fun.
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One of the things I realize now was how uncharted my course was, and how I had so few role models to guide me.
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