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Meaning of “muddy the waters” in the English Dictionary

"muddy the waters" in British English

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muddy the waters

to make a ​situation more ​confused and less ​easy to ​understand or ​deal with
(Definition of muddy the waters from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"muddy the waters" in American English

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muddy the waters

to make a ​situationunnecessarilycomplicated and less ​clear: His ​suggestions just muddied the ​watersfurther, ​rather than ​helping the ​situation.
(Definition of muddy the waters from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “muddy the waters”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把水搅浑,使变得更复杂…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把水攪渾,使變得更複雜…
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