wheels within wheels

Definition of wheels within wheels

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

wheelplay wheels
  1. :  a circular frame of hard material that may be solid, partly solid, or spoked and that is capable of turning on an axle

    :  a contrivance or apparatus having as its principal part a wheel: such as

    :  a chiefly medieval instrument of torture designed for mutilating a victim (as by stretching or disjointing)

  1. :  to turn on or as if on an axis :  revolve

    :  to change direction as if revolving on a pivot

    :  to move or extend in a circle or curve


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