grey area


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grey area

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gray area

n
1. (Sociology) (in Britain) a region in which unemployment is relatively high
2. an area or part of something existing between two extremes and having mixed characteristics of both
3. an area, situation, etc, lacking clearly defined characteristics
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Noun1.grey area - an intermediate area; a topic that is not clearly one thing or the other
area - a subject of study; "it was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..."
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Translations

grey area

n (fig) → punto oscuro
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BAGHDAD - Iraq's top minister responsible for energy affairs on Saturday criticised the autonomous Kurdish region's push towards exporting oil independently of Baghdad, calling it a grey area lacking in transparency.Deputy Prime Minister Hussein al-Shahristani's remarks are the latest salvo in a long-running row between the central government and the northern Kurdish region over energy sales and, by extension, the extent of federalism in Iraq."The most prominent challenge is that we have not reached a national agreement to extract and market oil from all of Iraq's territory," Shahristani said in a speech in Baghdad at an event looking at the past decade for Iraq's energy industry."The situation with the Kurdistan region is still stuck.
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