hornet's nest

Definitions of hornet's nest
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n a highly contentious or hazardous situation

Synonyms:
hornets' nest
Type of:
situation
a complex or critical or unusual difficulty

n habitation for wasps or hornets

Synonyms:
hornets' nest, wasp's nest, wasps' nest
Type of:
nidus
a nest in which spiders or insects deposit their eggs

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