hornet's nest

noun

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 nestU.S. Investor

Examples of hornet's nest in a Sentence

The principal entered the hornet's nest of angry parents. His comments stirred up a hornet's nest of angry opposition and criticism.

First Known Use of hornet's nest

circa 1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hornet's nest was circa 1740

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hornet's nest

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English Language Learners Definition of hornet's nest

: a situation or place in which there are many dangers
: an angry reaction

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