phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Muddy the water

Posted by W. S. Foster on January 20, 2006

To "muddy the water", a verb had 48,000 items in the Google search but was not listed. I am not totally clear what the expression means but I believe it included: to make an issue less clear, or a subject more confusing, by entering new issues or information than had previously been considered".