Meanwhile, the muddle in Malaysia makes it far harder for the searchers to know where to look.
In the days that followed the election, one never had the slightest doubt that Britain would find a way to resolve its muddle.
Governments manage to muddle through much more often than you think they possibly can.
It will look a little weak and unsystematic, which concerns me and some bad things could muddle through.
In 2012, the American economy will do better than muddle and less than soar.
What makes the muddle is that she isn't clear about the creature she wants most.
And we stumble about with our senses, making a muddle of our earth.
I've tried to write verses myself, but I always get into a muddle, and give it up.
It is a muddle, perhaps, and a puzzle; I doubt if anybody quite understands it.
Nothing is left to chance or muddle in Berlin, and unless you are a born fool you cannot go astray.
1590s, "destroy the clarity of" (a transferred sense); literal sense ("to bathe in mud") is from c.1600; perhaps frequentative formation from mud, or from Dutch moddelen "to make (water) muddy," from the same Proto-Germanic source. Sense of "to make muddy" is from 1670s; that of "make confused" first recorded 1680s. Meaning "to bungle" is from 1885. Related: Muddled; muddling.
1818, from muddle (v.).
Original name of MDL.