muddie

muddie

(games)
Synonym mudhead. More common in Great Britain, possibly because system administrators there like to mutter "bloody muddies" when annoyed at the species.
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This seventh edition changes little but looks exquisite, though the inclusion of loot crates muddies the waters.
THE Government, having made a dog's breakfast of the education system, with increasing academisation, free schools, faith schools and independent schools, (some not following the National Curriculum and some allowed to hire unqualified teachers), now further muddies the water by suggesting the reintroduction of grammar schools.
Death dirties and stains, it muddies your summer shoe, it captures your
That muddies the waters," says Gary Pavela, a professor at the University of Maryland and expert on higher education law.
If in the 1968 volume Philip Jones felt forced to apologize for the "base intrusion" of agrarian history, no such intrusion muddies the boots of the quintessentially urban characters and corporations that define the 2002 collection; this despite the recent work of Samuel Cohn on peasant rebellions and Duccio Balestracci's The Renaissance in the Fields (original Italian edition 1984; English edition 1999), both of which document the economic and political vitality of rural Tuscany and the close ties of rural folk to urban Florence and Siena.
But here, physical participation by the artist muddies the drawings' strongest quality--their inescapably disembodied meditation on, and mediation of, the mundane requirements of life.
It also muddies his basic point, which is that we have lost something important with the transition from thoughtful Reston-style journalism to the shout culture of the news business today.
Yet the 600-page proposal seriously muddies that question.
But Wasserstein's writing here does nothing to bring real life into sharper focus; it muddies it with cliches.
At times the use of critical terminology muddies communication and generates contorted or indecipherable passages (9, 11,260, 310).
Esposito articulates gently and in detail how the application of such Christian categories as "fundamentalism" to Islam muddies understanding, how Communism has been replaced by Islam in the eyes of some as the West's principal enemy, and how Islam relates to contemporary Arab regimes and to democracy.