can of worms can of worms


  • (n) a source of unpredictable trouble and complexity


  1. Such a solution, though, is unlikely, as it would open up a complicated can of worms on how to dictate terms to the new President, Republican and Democratic sources said.
  2. That, of course, could be a can of worms.
  3. This case opens up a can of worms many in the communications arena ardently hoped would remain tightly sealed.


  1. Tigers pitchers, including Jose Valverde, rocked by Orioles

    The uncertain can of worms that has been open ever since Jose Valverde returned to the Tigers was pried apart even wider in a 13-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  2. An athlete is an athlete

    Former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Theismann has never been known to run out of things to say. He has always been quick to offer up his opinions on today's NFL and last week, he made no exception. What started off as a bizarre statement about LeBron James, opened up a huge can of worms and sparked an NFL vs. NBA debate.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Gonzales Weekly Citizen

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