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Opening a can of worms


That would be opening a can of worms!
What do you mean?

If a situation is described as being a can of worms, it is much
more complicated than it seems. If someone says, "that would be
opening a can of worms." they mean that doing something would lead
to all sorts of complicated problems, and that it would be better to leave
things as they are.

Example:
"I wanted to find out why the video wouldn't work on the usual
setting, but Dad said to leave the TV as it was. He said it would
be opening a can of worms if we started changing the channels."





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