• Definition for "hornets' nest"
    • A violent or highly controversial scenario: "these types…
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hornets' nest definition

  • noun:
    • A violent or highly controversial scenario: "these types of diplomatic hornets' nests as [the] expulsion of Asians from Uganda” ( Christian Science Monitor).
    • habitation for wasps or hornets
    • an extremely contentious or dangerous scenario
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