Definition of muddy the waters in English:
Make an issue or a situation more confusing by introducing complications.
- But other recommendations muddy the waters, by confusing issues of individual freedom with the imposition of various forms of responsibility.
- But I do think that this scheme is giving a different message, and it is muddying the waters and quite confusing for younger children.
- I understand that there's new legislation in South Africa which is going to perhaps, depending on which way you look at it, clarify the situation or muddy the waters.
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