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A process that generates many complicated problems as the result of unwise interference in something.
- ‘What Ms. Patel has done is to open a Pandora's box.’
- ‘Decriminalisation would open a Pandora's box on drugs liberalisation which challenges our fearful attitudes to ‘harder’ drugs like heroin.’
- ‘Howard has opened a Pandora's box and he can't close it now.’
- ‘And in doing so, he opened a Pandora's box of history, emotion, frustration, uncertainty and fear that left none of us unscathed.’
- ‘Has the president's stem cell decision opened a Pandora's box?’
- ‘Cloning is the Pandora's box of the new millennium.’
- ‘It is the skeleton in the closet, the Pandora's box yet unopened.’
- ‘Having opened the Pandora's box and revealed how with-profits policies operate, the reaction from some investment advisers is that the product is now largely obsolete.’
- ‘Today I am glad he did - he has opened up a technological Pandora's box, which will benefit the world for generations.’
- ‘Despite such reassurances, once the Pandora's box of the recall motion has been opened, there is no telling what pestilence will result.’
- ‘It soon, however, also opened a Pandora's box of questions about just how internationally compliant Egyptian presidential elections could be.’
- ‘It is also why conservatives in the government are none too enthusiastic to grant them these political rights, fearing that a Pandora's box will be opened in Syria.’
- ‘They may have also opened a Pandora's box of complications involving a child's claim on a sperm donor's data and wealth.’
- ‘But he has opened a Pandora's box of logical reasoning.’
- ‘Once Pandora's box is opened, there won't be enough time for real science.’
- ‘Like Pandora's box, once opened, it is going to be well nigh impossible to put back the troubles and close down the lid.’
- ‘Given this logic, it's not hard to see why the industry would be in a state of denial about security: The very discussion is a lethal Pandora's box.’
- ‘His lawyer, a philosophical chain-smoker, suggests fatalistically that once the Pandora's box is open you can't put it back.’
- ‘But the exercise unleashed a Pandora's box of problems with issues raised over the handling of contracts and renovation funds.’
- ‘A government that pursues this policy would quickly find that once the Pandora's box of appeasement is opened, it will never be shut.’
Pandora's box/panˌdôrəz ˈbäks/
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