clear as mud


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(as) clear as mud

Difficult to see or understand; not clear at all. I guess I need to call a lawyer because these legal contracts are as 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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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

If something is as clear as mud, it is confusing and difficult to understand. The instructions are about as clear as mud! Note: You usually use this expression in a humorous way.
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clear as mud

not at all easy to understand. informal
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(as) clear as ˈmud

(spoken) not clear at all; very difficult to understand: The instructions in the manual are as clear as mud. OPPOSITE: crystal clear
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clear as mud

verb
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