murky waters

plural noun

: confusing details
He began studying the murky waters of copyright law.

Examples of murky waters in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet despite such widespread backing and the White House’s behind-the-scenes lobbying, Shaw-Wilder’s nomination has run aground in the murky waters of judicial politics. Jay Weaver, Miami Herald, 31 May 2024 Removing the bridge debris will also allow divers to search the murky waters of the Patapsco River for the bodies of four bridge workers missing and presumed dead following Tuesday's catastrophic collapse. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2024 Louisiana may be best known for its marshlands, but don't let the murky waters fool you — this state is full of stunning beaches, too. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 22 Mar. 2024 While scouring the murky waters off the coast of Slovenia, divers discovered a trove of ancient artifacts. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 4 Mar. 2024 If anything, the conflict between the two giants shows how short video formats, where users can pluck out parts of an audio and turn those into their own snippet, continues to operate in murky waters. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 29 Feb. 2024 The evolution of this unusual ability to make loud noises likely played a role in the fish’s adaptation to murky waters in Myanmar. Grrlscientist, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 An Abstract Portrait of a Potbelly Seahorse by Talia Greis Red, green and purple hues pop in Sydney’s murky waters, as a potbelly seahorse swims amid coral in this scene captured by Australian photographer Talia Greis. Christian Thorsberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Feb. 2024 In this decade characterized by highly complex transformation endeavors, where cross-cultural projects are the norm rather than the exception, project managers face an unprecedented challenge: navigating the murky waters of cultural ambiguity and volatility. Thomas Lim, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024

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“Murky waters.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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