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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.
See also: murky, 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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Karamat was selling fruit as per his routine when a live wire of high voltage fell in murky water, stagnant after heavy intermittent rain showers in the past two days.
Others on the boat jumped into the lake in an attempt to rescue Cook, but murky water hampered their efforts, deputies said.
The number of confirmed dead rose to 32 when more bodies were found in the murky water near the ferry, said coastguard spokesman Kim Jae-in.
Competitors make their way through the murky water during the annual World Bog Snorkelling Championship
BROWN coloured murky water seen on a Rhyl beach is not pollution, but the onset of a type of seasonal marine algae, Natural Resources Wales said.
It quickly disappeared into the 20ft deep murky water.
The pensioner then sat down in the middle of the pond, 20 metres from the bank, chest-high in the murky water, and refused to budge for about an hour.
When you start using language like subspecies, you are entering murky water.
When you start using language like 'subspecies', you are entering into dark and murky water.
Dressed like she was ready for a night on the tiles, the former WAG was instead dunked into a tank of murky water.
staring into a tin can full of water, murky water almost red, and I know
of dark murky water brown tangled weeds, panic, no panic someone, you
Officer Sesoko, with the help of a nearby resident, threw in a discarded box spring for the boy to hold onto, but it sank into the murky water.
THE ADIO DUNK TANK went off with chicks getting dunked in the murky water.
In the past, pipelines and ducts filled with murky water have been left un-inspected due to the high cost and potential down time involved with the process.