Can of worms synonyms

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(Idiomatic) An amount that is difficult to finance.
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Something complex:
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A person who doesn't fit in with the main scheme of things; an interloper; someone you need to placate.
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A situation that presents difficulty, uncertainty, or perplexity
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Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
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(UK, Australia, Canada, idiomatic) An unappealing mixture; a disorderly situation; a mess.
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(Gr. Legend, proper) A knot tied by King Gordius of Phrygia, which an oracle reveals will be undone only by the future master of Asia: Alexander the Great, failing to untie it, cuts the knot with his sword
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(Informal) A cause of worry, annoyance, or trouble
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A situation fraught with trouble, hostility, risk, etc.
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Used other than as an idiom: see hot,‎ water.
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Alternative spelling of mare's nest.
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A confused, troubling, or embarrassing condition or situation:
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A source of many unforeseen troubles:
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(Logic) One of the basic states or classifications described by Aristotle into which all things can be placed; a category.
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Dealing with a moral or social problem:
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(Figuratively) A perilous, mixed up and troubled situation; a hopeless tangle; a predicament.
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The definition of a quandary is a dilemma or a state of uncertainty.
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To throw into confusion
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Any institution (such as a school, prison, hospital, etc.) run in an inept or inhumane way, or full of hostile or treacherous people.
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To speak crossly; to talk in rude, surly terms.
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A person, circumstance, or event that causes annoyance, distress, difficulty, etc.
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A situation that presents difficulty, uncertainty, or perplexity
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A violent or highly contentious situation:
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The act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery; issuance; as, the issue of an order from a commanding officer; the issue of money from a treasury.
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A sentence, phrase or word which asks for information, reply or response; an interrogative.
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A situation that presents difficulty, uncertainty, or perplexity
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Find another word for can of worms. In this page you can discover 26 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for can of worms, like: hard-nut-to-crack, complexity, complication, difficult situation, difficulty, dog-s-breakfast, gordian-knot, headache, hornet's nest, hot water and mare-s-nest.