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A tricky situation which requires much effort to resolve.
My girlfriend caught me kissing another woman, so I think I opened up a can of worms on that one.
by Albert February 14, 2004
A situtation of unforeseen problems.
Taking that girl home turned out to be a can of worms.
by uberchuckie February 17, 2004
A prolific source of troubles.

see also: Pandora's Box
Joe really opened a can of worms when he snitched on Leon.
by BeerLovinGuy February 13, 2004
A tricky highway location in Rochester, NY where 490 West, 590 North and 590 South all split at the same time. Requires precise manuevering and quick thinking.
"This is News Chopper 10 reporting your morning traffic. We have a 10 car pile up at the can of worms this morning."
by yeahyeahyeas February 04, 2005
an intertwined set of problems
A virus like that can really open up a can of worms.
by Light Joker April 05, 2005
Getting into a whole lot of trouble you didn't ask for.
Man, when you went out with that girl, you were opening up one big can of worms.
by Greg-Os February 15, 2004
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