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Pandora's box

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noun Pan·do·ra's box \pan-ˈdȯr-əz-\

Simple Definition of Pandora's box

  • : a source of many troubles : something that will lead to many problems

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Pandora's box

  1. :  a prolific source of troubles

Origin of pandora's box

from the box, sent by the gods to Pandora, which she was forbidden to open and which loosed a swarm of evils upon humankind when she opened it out of curiosity


First Known Use: 1579


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