wheels within wheels

noun phrase

: a situation that is complex and difficult to deal with because it involves many different things
The problem seems simple at first, but there are wheels within wheels.

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“Wheels within wheels.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheels%20within%20wheels. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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