as clear as mud

Definition of as clear as mud

informal
:very difficult to understand :not clear at all
  • The explanation was as clear as mud.

Word by Word Definitions

clear play
  1. : bright, luminous

  2. : cloudless

  3. : free from mist, haze, or dust

  1. : in a clear manner

  2. : all the way

  1. : to make clear or translucent

  2. : to free from pollution or cloudiness

  3. : to free from accusation or blame : exonerate, vindicate

  1. : a clear space or part

  2. : a high arcing shot over an opponent's head in badminton

mud play
  1. : a slimy sticky mixture of solid material with a liquid and especially water

  2. : abusive and malicious remarks or charges

  3. : anathema

  1. : to make muddy or turbid

  2. : to treat or plaster with mud


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