Confuse the issue, as in Bringing up one irrelevant fact after another, he succeeded in muddying the waters. This metaphoric expression, alluding to making a pond or stream turbid by stirring up mud from the bottom, was first recorded in 1837.
noun 1. a salamander, Siren lacertina, having external gills, tiny front legs, and no hind legs, inhabiting shallow waters in the southeastern U.S.
[Spanish moo-th e-hahr] /Spanish muˈðɛ hɑr/ noun, plural Mudéjares [moo-th e-hah-res] /muˈðɛ hɑˌrɛs/ (Show IPA) 1. a Muslim permitted to remain in Spain after the Christian reconquest, especially during the 8th to the 13th centuries. adjective 2. of or relating to a style of Spanish architecture from the 13th to 16th centuries, a fusion of […]
/ˈmʌdaɪ/ noun 1. (Austral) the larva of the dragonfly, commonly used as a fishing bait
[muhd-fat] /ˈmʌdˌfæt/ adjective, British, Australian. 1. (of animals) very fat.