muddle muddle  /ˈmə dəl/


  1. (n) a confused multitude of things
  2. (n) informal terms for a difficult situation
  3. (v) make into a puddle
  4. (v) mix up or confuse


  1. This has been the essential conceptual muddle with Obama's position on Iraq all along.
  2. Or with his conviction that the result of this conflict can only be the terrible muddle that finally elbows aside the previously preoccupying sexual shambles.



  1. "The IG's report documents bureaucratic muddle at its worst," said Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "We didn't realize what an understatement it was when NBIS told us its system was not...
    on Aug 10, 2007 By: John Dingell Source: USA Today

  2. "I believe the president has no strategy for success in Iraq," Biden said. "His plan is to muddle through, and hand the problem off to his successor."
    on Sep 11, 2007 By: Joe Biden Source: News 10NBC

  3. "I think we all love the hairy-nosed wombat," Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson told reporters in Gippsland. "But I am very concerned about who is actually looking after our muddle-headed treasurer when this country is in the process of going...
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Brendan Nelson Source: The Age

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