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Meaning of Pandora's Box in English

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Pandora's Box pronunciation in English

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Pandora's Box

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Noun

1. pandora's box

(Greek mythology) a box that Zeus gave to Pandora with instructions that she not open it; she gave in to her curiosity and opened it; all the miseries and evils flew out to afflict mankind

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Pandora's Box

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noun
mythology
the box which Pandora, the first woman, was forbidden to open, and which released from all the ills that beset man

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Pandora's Box

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1. 
a complex situation fraught with problems and pitfalls
2. 
something causing or leading to such a situation

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Pandora's Box

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n.
A source of many unforeseen troubles: "Reform is a Pandora's box; opening up the system can lead to a loss of economic and political control" (Russell Watson).

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