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Pandora's box

noun Pan·do·ra's box \pan-ˈdr-əz-\

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

Full Definition of PANDORA'S BOX

:  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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