troubled waters

plural noun

: a difficult or confusing situation

Examples of troubled waters in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s troubled waters under the Apple-China bridge. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 25 Mar. 2024 Resilience is the backbone of navigating troubled waters. Marco Costa, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Jackson guided the program through those troubled waters and into position to host its first NCAA regional in 17 years. Michael Casagrande |, al, 12 June 2023 Fortunately, CEOs have boards to consult when their companies drift into troubled waters. Bylila MacLellan, Fortune, 26 May 2023 The Straits of Messina have long been equated with troubled waters. Barbie Latza Nadeau, CNN, 30 Apr. 2023

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“Troubled waters.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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