英語の日常的表現 – ‘To open a can of worms’

To open a can of worms

意味:
To get in a difficult situation or very big problem

直訳すれば、”虫の入った缶の蓋をあけてしまう” ことから、

困難な状況になること。大きな問題に遭遇すること。

ex.

I won’t ask about Maria’s divorce status, I would be opening a can of worms for myself.

Repairing a car machine is one thing, but dealing with a truck machine is a whole can of worms for the mechanic, as he is a fresher is this field.

The shortcut to the highway seemed easy on the map, but when we went through, it was nothing, but opening a can of worms.

After hyping up the political scandal, the media found themselves in a can of worms.

Sam is focusing on his final year of graduation, advising him to take up a job, would open a can of worms.

Declaring the company’s poor financial position to our investors, will open a can of worms, which will lead to further complications.

By bringing up the fight you had with Lisa last night, you are opening a can of worms.

When I asked Mary about her new means of earning money, she got offended, I didn’t realize that I was opening a can of worms.

With so much diversity in our country, making a public comment on any community, would open a can of worms.

Buying the shares of a company we don’t know of, would be opening a can of worms.

Be careful ! If you get into a partnership with your nasty friend, William, you are opening a can of worms for yourself.

John opened a can of worms by double timing his girlfriend.

The Minister’s insensitive speech towards the minorities, opened a huge can of worms for his party.


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