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A troublesome situation; an issue whose resolution is difficult or contentious, but not necessarily complex.

Calling her the greatest person who ever lived would definitely open a can of worms.

Additional definitions for 'can of worms':

can of wormsA complex, troublesome situation arising when a decision or action produces considerable subsequent problems.
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