Simple Definition of hornet's nest
: a situation or place in which there are many dangers
: an angry reaction
Full Definition of hornet's nest
1 : a troublesome or hazardous situation
2 : an angry reaction <must have known that his frank comments … would stir up a hornet's nest — United States Investor>
Examples of hornet's nest
The principal entered the hornet's nest of angry parents.
His comments stirred up a hornet's nest of angry opposition and criticism.
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Rhymes with hornet's nest
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