Pandora's box Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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Pandora's boxnoun [S]

uk   /pænˌdɔː.rəzˈbɒks/  us   /-ˌdɔːr.əzˈbɑːks/
something that ​creates a lot of new ​problems that you did not ​expect: Sadly, his ​reforms opened up a Pandora's ​box of ​domesticproblems.
(Definition of Pandora's box from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Pandora's box”
in Chinese (Simplified) 潘多拉魔盒(指邪恶之源)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潘朵拉的盒子(指邪惡之源)…
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