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Not at all easy to understand:‘what the statement really means is still as clear as mud’
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- ‘As I suspected, all is clear as mud at this point.’
- ‘The next steps are clear as mud.’
- ‘The strangely murky waters of the UK's broadband market were stirred up once again last week, making things clear as mud, as usual.’
- ‘It was just clear as mud to me, and I was hoping you could help me with it later on.’
- ‘On the flip side, some parts of the plot that aren't explained still seem to be vital to the story, so several chapters are clear as mud.’
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