1A complex or confused situation; a muddle: your desk’s usually a mare’s nest
More example sentences
- On that last one, the DVLA is looking at tachographs as well, which rounds out the whole automotive picture into a potential mare's nest of a privacy nightmare.
- Who else would take on the mare's nest that is Hynix?
- It's something of a mare's nest that looks susceptible to legal enquiry to us.
late 16th century: formerly in the phrase to have found a mare's nest, meaning 'to have discovered something amazing' (i.e. something that does not exist).
Definition of mare's nest in:
- The US English dictionary