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An ill-defined situation or area of activity not readily conforming to a category or set of rules:‘grey areas in the legislation have still to be clarified’
- ‘But it goes to show that people back then, who had very little in materialistic terms, had an instinctive sense of right and wrong with no grey areas in between.’
- ‘Many small businesses feel that imposing a blanket ban will avoid any confusion over grey areas in the legislation.’
- ‘The older I get the more the issue of crime and punishment becomes a grey area.’
- ‘Indeed, the role of journalists and the media in dealing with criminals or suspected felons is a grey area with undefined boundaries.’
- ‘According to Cohen, while Canada is making significant strides on the gay marriage front, there are still many legal grey areas for gay parents.’
- ‘There are indeed many grey areas within this issue, but I am quite sure that the law is correct in maintaining euthanasia's illegality.’
- ‘We have cleared up a number of grey areas, and a number of situations where the existing legislation was unclear about lines of accountability and responsibility.’
- ‘This new legislation has cleared up the grey area of who is responsible for identifying and managing asbestos in the work place.’
- ‘This legislation is being promoted as being something that simplifies things, but there's still a lot of grey areas there.’
- ‘I used to be idealistic enough to think that all the world was clean and tidy, that rules were rules, that there were no gray areas anywhere.’
- ‘Whilst its existence and much of the conduct of its affairs may not be actually secret or secretive, it can be seen as a global institution whose role and position in world affairs are grey areas.’
- ‘Once again, its one of those grey areas where there needs to be a change in the law.’
- ‘Of course, this is one of Formula One's many great grey areas, can all teams withdraw on safety grounds en masse, and not be penalised.’
- ‘Hard-and-fast rules leave no room for gray areas, and we women are always complicated.’
- ‘Is anybody else amazed at just how many gray areas there are in the football rules?’
- ‘There are a lot of grey areas here, and it could descend into a legal quagmire,’ Weatherburn said.’
- ‘In fact, there are a lot of gray areas regarding client trust accounts.’
- ‘Furr isn't opposed to exploiting the gray areas in the NASCAR rule book - actually, that's half the challenge.’
- ‘There are some scenarios where the right direction is pretty obvious, but there also are gray areas where the decision isn't as clear cut.’
- ‘Indian service tax rules have a lot of grey areas.’
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