A can of worms

Meaning: A situation that causes a lot of problems for you when you start to deal with it.

If you say that someone is opening a can of worms, you are warning them that they are planning to do or talk about something which is much more complicated, unpleasant, or difficult than they realize and which might be better left alone.

Anlamı: Zor, çetin, meşakkatli bir durum. Çözümlenmesi güç bir mesele.

Examples:

This term is a can of worms: whole books have been written about what rationality is.

Mr. Chen has opened a can of worms because of his controversial belief.

It is not just a can of worms that the professor has been a digging.

Mixing his metaphors, he described the problem by saying “We’ve opened up a can of worms here, and now we have to get the genie back in the bottle”.

Corruption is a serious problem, but nobody has yet been willing to open up that can of worms

You’ve opened up a whole new can of worms here, I think.

His recently published autobiography opened a fresh can of worms.

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