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can of worms

a can of worms
Meaning: a complex unexpected problem or unsolvable dilemma.
Example: No one wanted to be the part of that project, realizing that it was a can of worms.

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  • Expression: Scillia writes on 23 February, 2015

    Good list of idioms and Bethany potsed a good l list of examples. I just thought I’d mention that the most common way people use #10 is by saying some variation of: If you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.

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