mare's-nest definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- something supposed to be a wonderful discovery but turning out to be a hoax or a delusion
- a disorderly or confused condition; mess
mare's-nest definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. mare's nests or mares' nests
- A hoax or fraud.
- An extraordinarily complicated situation.