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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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 Toward the end, guests were asked to voice their opinions, and one thing became crystal clear: What plus-size influencers want is more fashion. Lindsay Peoples, The Cut, "6 Women on What Full-Figured Fashion Week Means to Them," 29 June 2018 The more glaring oversight in Tuesday’s reporting on both programs is that the trustees made crystal clear that policies of congressional Republicans and the Trump White House have damaged the financial prospects of both programs. Michael Hiltzik,, "Social Security and Medicare trustees confirm: GOP policies have hurt both programs," 5 June 2018 Other experts said the requirement for an IND in this case is not crystal clear. Sharon Begley, STAT, "Alcohol study failed to seek FDA approval, possibly violating federal rules," 12 June 2018 Congress did not declare its intent in the text of the ACA, but the intent of its recent actions is crystal clear., "Why the latest GOP swipe at Obamacare is an assault on logic," 12 June 2018 The air is warm and the water crystal clear, perfect for an idyllic interlude of diving far from the cares of the shore. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, "Far From the Shore, a Happy Couple Takes a Turn for the Worse," 11 June 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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