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Phrasal Verbs

muddle through

This page is about the phrasal verb muddle through

Meaning

If you muddle through, you succeed in doing something even though you haven't got the skills or equipment usually needed.

For example

  • muddle through Our coach was sick, so I had to train the team myself. I'd never done it before but I muddled through somehow and it wasn't too bad.

  • muddle through He'd never refereed a football match before, but he muddled through without making any really bad mistakes.

Quick Quiz

We didn't have the money to pay an accountant, so I muddled through by

a. not keeping accounts

b. doing the accounts myself

c. selling the business

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