crystal clear


Definition of crystal clear 

: perfectly or transparently clear crystal clear water her directions were crystal clear

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Examples of crystal clear in a Sentence

“Was my request clear?” “Yes, crystal clear.” Eventually it became crystal clear that something had to change.

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Not only did diversity take a front seat in Tuesday's results, something else became crystal clear: Democrats could not have flipped the House blue without women. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Democrats Won Back the House—They Have Women to Thank for That," 7 Nov. 2018 For most Americans the message was crystal clear: the financial interests of AT&T, Verizon and Comcast supercede that of the American consumer and the health of the internet. Karl Bode, The Verge, "California is leading the state-by-state fight for net neutrality," 1 Sep. 2018 In the adorable post, Chopra and Jonas gaze adoringly into one another's eyes, and that all-important engagement ring is crystal clear in the photo. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra Just Announced Her Engagement to Nick Jonas with the Gushiest Instagram Photo," 18 Aug. 2018 And the pattern is crystal clear: Trump goes through a rapid boom/bust cycle with everyone who works for him that is not related to him. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "The 'Donald Trump is getting sick of Rudy Giuliani' storyline is the most predictable thing ever," 8 May 2018 For a revanchist Russia, on the other hand, the upsides are crystal clear. Jonah Shepp, Daily Intelligencer, "In Trump’s Russia Summit, Putin Holds All the Cards," 29 June 2018 This was something that is now crystal clear to Nadine Clair. Bob Curley, Fox News, "'Glow' in child's picture may be sign of serious eye disease," 9 June 2018 Business leaders want crystal clear regulations for what's allowed to reduce all the confusion with the existing rules. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Could a tsunami of robocalls be heading to our cell phones?," 5 July 2018 To be crystal clear, my wife, my daughter and my son, and this country have my first loyalty. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Michael Cohen to Trump: I will flip on you," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of crystal clear

circa 1528, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crystal clear was circa 1528

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English Language Learners Definition of crystal clear

: perfectly clear : able to be seen through completely

: perfectly easy to understand

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