in a muddle


: very confused
Her thoughts were in a muddle.

Examples of in a muddle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They are expected to open in a muddle of confusion and indifference, and then quietly fade from the national consciousness. Vulture, 31 Jan. 2023 Since the summer, however—and particularly after the disastrous, though ultimately justified, withdrawal from Afghanistan—Democrats have been stuck in a muddle. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 18 May 2022 As a result, companies are finding themselves in a muddle. Deborah Lovich, Forbes, 23 June 2021 The United States is in a muddle over how to tell our history, stuck between an aggressive revisionism that would leave few commemorative statues standing, and a stubborn clinging to all the founding myths, no matter how odious or inaccurate. Arkansas Online, 2 May 2021 Focus on applying sensible rationality rather than getting caught up in a muddle of conflicting ideas. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2021 This illustrates how excessive focus on the normative antecedents of science result in a muddle. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 27 Feb. 2013 See More

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“In a muddle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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