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Meaning of “can of worms” in the English Dictionary

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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 ​seriousproblem, but nobody has ​yet been ​willing to open up that can of ​worms.
(Definition of can of worms from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “can of worms”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一堆麻烦事, 棘手的问题, 复杂而难解决的问题…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一堆麻煩事, 棘手的問題, 複雜而難解決的問題…
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