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    murky waters

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    US enters murky legal waters as drone use increase

    murky waters = where people are behaving in morally and ethically questionable ways, they are in murky waters

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

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    Re: murky waters

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    US enters murky legal waters as drone use increase

    murky waters = where people are behaving in morally and ethically questionable ways, they are in murky waters

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    I would say, in this case, "legally questionable ways."

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