hornet's nest Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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hornet's nestnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌhɔː.nɪtsˈnest/  us   /ˌhɔːr-/
a very ​difficult or ​unpleasantsituation, ​especially in which a lot of ​people get very ​angry and ​complain: His ​remarks about the ​lack of good women ​tennisplayers stirred up a (​real) hornet's ​nest.
(Definition of hornet's nest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hornet's nest”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指引起公愤的)麻烦,困境…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指引起公憤的)麻煩,困境…
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