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English definition of “wheels within wheels”

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wheels within wheels

hidden or unknown things that influence a particular situation, making it more complicated than it at first seems
Translations of “wheels within wheels”
in Chinese (Traditional) 錯綜複雜的事物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 错综复杂的事物…
(Definition of wheels within wheels from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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