complicate matters

idiom

: to make a situation more complicated
To (further) complicate matters, they both have the same name.

Examples of complicate matters in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To further complicate matters, companies often don't have access to the source code of legacy apps, which is needed to rewrite them. Eric Olden, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 To further complicate matters, support for Ukraine splits among independent men and women. David Paleologos, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2024 And the looming 2024 presidential elections could complicate matters further. Tara Sonenshine, The Conversation, 26 Feb. 2024 Yet Wright’s claim to be Nakamoto threatens to complicate matters. Joel Khalili, WIRED, 2 Feb. 2024 The National Weather Service said another 1 to 2 inches of rainfall expected late Friday and into Saturday could further complicate matters. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 10 Jan. 2024 But no matter what, this is sure to complicate matters. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 7 Sep. 2023 Finally, as noted by some online, proprietary parts and firmware also complicate matters for Bambu printer owners. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 22 Aug. 2023 Don’t complicate matters or give up too much for too little. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, 31 Jan. 2024

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“Complicate matters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/complicate%20matters. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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