Can-of-worms meaning

(idiomatic) A complex, troublesome situation arising when a decision or action produces considerable subsequent problems.

If I give her a promotion which she doesn't deserve, it will open up a whole can of worms with the other employees.

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(idiomatic) A troublesome situation; an issue whose resolution is difficult or contentious, but not necessarily complex.

Calling her the greatest person who ever lived would definitely open a can of worms.

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