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a tangled web

Definition of a tangled web in English:

A complex, difficult, and confusing situation or thing.
[from 'O what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive' (Scott's Marmion)]
Example sentences
  • The whole situation had been a tangled web, but after everything that had occurred, he knew that for the sake of family and for the sake of a child, he knew he would have to go back.
  • I didn't mention that I had dated a total of one guy, had a disastrous event with two others and was in a tangled web of confusion with a third.
  • It may be the most complex structure in the universe, a tangled web of more than a hundred billion nerve cells.
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