can of worms

  1. a source of unpredictable trouble and complexity
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How To Use can of worms In A Sentence

  • Because it is funny, like "Barking up a whole new can of worms" ...... broncos314 wrote: Yea, Daniel it certainly sounds like you and your "bronco" cronies (did I spell cronies right) want the broncos to succeed, sorry if my double digit IQ isn't processing all you negative BS as bronco support. Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local
  • 'A can of worms' is an expression which means 'a difficult situation'.
  • But opponents charged that tossing out the amnesty laws would open a can of worms and that Congress could be construed as overstepping bounds and infringing on the courts' decisions.
  • That more or less answers that question, but it does open up another can of worms.
  • This would open a constitutional can of worms, particularly given how unpopular the monarchy is in Quebec. Times, Sunday Times
  • If Kerry would have been elected there would have FOR SURE been more terrorist attacks because our President has these countries by their balls and Kerry would have just opened another can of worms by tryinig to "befriend" them. John Kerry Concedes; Bush Wins
  • The Government can expect sustained flak on the wider constitutional issue now that this can of worms has been opened up.
  • Corruption is a serious problem(sentence dictionary), but nobody has yet been willing to open up that can of worms.
  • The judgment opens a can of worms. Times, Sunday Times
  • I just don't know what to do - every solution I can think of would just open up a whole new can of worms .
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