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can of worms

informal
a situation that causes a lot of problems for you when you start to deal with it: Corruption is a serious problem, but nobody has yet been willing to open up that can of worms.
Translations of “can of worms”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一堆麻煩事, 棘手的問題, 複雜而難解決的問題…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一堆麻烦事, 棘手的问题, 复杂而难解决的问题…
(Definition of can of worms from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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