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English definition of “let the genie out of the bottle”

let the genie out of the bottle

to allow something bad or unwanted to happen that cannot then be stopped: The party leadership contest has let the genie of change out of the bottle.
(Definition of let the genie out of the bottle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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