Idiom of the Day : (18 Nov 2017)


✔ Can of worms

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■ Meaning:

If you say a situation or an issue is a can of worms, you think that getting involved in it could lead to problems.

■ For example:

  • Corruption in politics is such a can of worms that many journalists won’t take the risk of seriously investigating it.
  • Cathy never talks about her childhood. She says it’s a can of worms she doesn’t want to open, though I have no idea why.