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

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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.
Translations of “let the genie out of the bottle”
in Chinese (Traditional) 帶來難以遏制的惡果…
in Chinese (Simplified) 带来难以遏制的恶果…
(Definition of let the genie out of the bottle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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