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What does stir up a hornets' nest mean?

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stir up a hornets' nest


If you stir up a hornets' nest, you make trouble.

A hornet is a large stinging insect that typically nests in hollow trees.

Another idiom with the term hornet is:

  • as mad as a hornet

It means very angry as in:
he was as mad as a hornet when he discovered the truth about his wife.


Don't bring up that topic again in the meeting. You will be stirring up a hornets' nest.

This idiom is in the animals category

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