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pandora's box

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a source of many troubles; something that will lead to many problems
  • Their parents are understandably afraid of opening a pandora's box if they buy their oldest child a car.

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The first known use of pandora's box was in 1579

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“Pandora's box.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pandora%27s%20box. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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