A co-worker asked,"How's it going?" to which I replied,
Oh, it's just as clear as mud as ever!
The context for this is regarding client requirements convolution. The requirements are still unclear. Now 'clear as mud' is a metaphor or colloquialism (don't know which or if either but it's a saying...)
My question is: If I were to write about this, is the above sentence structure correct, or would it be more correct as
Oh, it's just-as-clear-as-mud as ever!
Or is there an even better way?