mare's nest


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mare's nest

 (mârz)
n. pl. mare's nests or mares' nests
1. A hoax or fraud.
2. An extraordinarily complicated situation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mare's nest - a confused multitude of thingsmare's nest - a confused multitude of things  
disorderliness, disorder - a condition in which things are not in their expected places; "the files are in complete disorder"
rummage - a jumble of things to be given away
References in classic literature ?
In my opinion the whole thing is a mare's nest of Bauerstein's
After that we really can't support Dubosc if his revelation is a mare's nest.
Writing in Time magazine last week, Baer says the agency "knows next to nothing about the Syrian opposition, which is a mare's nest of secular and religious groups.