Pandora's box


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Pan·do·ra's box

 (păn-dôr′əz)
n.
A source of many unforeseen troubles: "Reform is a Pandora's box; opening up the system can lead to a loss of economic and political control" (Russell Watson).

Pando′ra's box′


n.
a source of extensive but unforeseen troubles or problems.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pandora's box - (Greek mythology) a box that Zeus gave to Pandora with instructions that she not open itPandora's box - (Greek mythology) a box that Zeus gave to Pandora with instructions that she not open it; she gave in to her curiosity and opened it; all the miseries and evils flew out to afflict mankind
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Translations

Pandora's box

[pænˌdɔːrəzˈbɒks] nil vaso di Pandora
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