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clear as mudUnclear, difficult or impossible to understand or interpret.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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drag through the mudto tarnish or spoil enough so that it is no longer respectableRate it:

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here's mud in your eyeA good-natured toast used when drinking an alcoholic beverage.Rate it:

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mud monkeya piece of faecesRate it:

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stick in the mudA person unwilling to participate in activities, often because he or she believes the activity is not wholly kosher; a party pooper.Rate it:

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stick in the mudMore generally, one who is slow, old-fashioned, or unprogressive; an old fogey.Rate it:

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stick-in-the-mudAlternative spelling of stick in the mud.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall and some of it will stickTry the same thing often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.Rate it:

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steer clearTo avoid; to dodge; to sidestep.Rate it:

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clear upTo clarify, to correct a misconception.Rate it:

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all clearpermission to proceedRate it:

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clear as a belltotally clear: distinct and unmistakeable, as a bell's tone is clearly heardRate it:

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clear awayTo tidy up, to remove mess or obstacles from a place to make it neat.Rate it:

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clear awayTo leave, disappearRate it:

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clear awayTo dispose of, to get rid of, to remove.Rate it:

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clear awayTo prepare some object for use by removing obstacles, untying or unfastening it.Rate it:

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clear cutdefiniteRate it:

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clear cutHaving had all vegetation removed.Rate it:

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clear cutStraightforward, obvious, simple, or basic.Rate it:

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clear offTo leave abruptlyRate it:

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clear one's linesTo clear the ball away from a dangerous position.Rate it:

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clear outto completely emptyRate it:

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clear outto remove or eject (from), especially forciblyRate it:

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clear outto leave quicklyRate it:

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clear outto become emptyRate it:

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clear the deckMove out of the area of congestion, evacuate an area for safety's sake. Make way for emergency crews, Listen to the Boss.Rate it:

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clear the decksTo prepare for action.Rate it:

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clear the decksTo remove, or fasten, all loose material, or partitions prior to a naval engagement.Rate it:

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clear upOf stormy weather, to dissipate, to become calm.Rate it:

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clear your conscienceAn apology, a return of a book, pay-up on a forgotten loan, an overt action, a harsh, undeserved criticism of a subaltern.Rate it:

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crystal clearCompletely clear and understood.Rate it:

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crystal-clearCompletely clear and understood.Rate it:

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in the clearNot guilty or not suspected of wrongdoing.Rate it:

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loud and clearIn a clear and easily understandable manner.Rate it:

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see one's way clear toTo commit oneself to.Rate it:

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the coast is clearThere is no danger.Rate it:

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fair offTo clear.Rate it:

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you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pigYou can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.Rate it:

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go without sayingTo be obvious, apparent or clear, or already established.Rate it:

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gray areaA part that is not clear or certain; something that is open to interpretation.Rate it:

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rid outto clear out, emptyRate it:

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aha momentThe moment or instance at which the solution to a problem or other significant realization becomes clear.Rate it:

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all over the placeInconsistent; lacking a clear pattern.Rate it:

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bear offTo remove to a distance; to keep clear from rubbing against anything.Rate it:

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bright lineA clear distinction in the context of a legal or moral judgment.Rate it:

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bright-line ruleA clear-cut, easy to make decision.Rate it:

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bright-line ruleA clear-cut, easy to make a decision.Rate it:

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comfortable in one's own skinRelaxed and confident in one's manner of presenting oneself and interacting with others; conveying the impression that one has a clear, satisfying understanding of one's own abilities and situation.Rate it:

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cut a wide swathTo clear a broad track through a grassland, woodland, geographical region, or other area, either by natural means or by human action.Rate it:

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