Your explanation is like an Orleans comment—i.e. Your
comment or explanation makes the matter more obscure. The Orleans
College was noted for its wordy commentaries, which darkened the text
by overloading it with words. (A French proverb.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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