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    Cool what's the mean of "pandora's box"?

    what's the mean of "pandora's box"?Can you help me?
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    Default Re: what's the mean of "pandora's box"?

    All the evils of the world were in a box, which Pandora opened, releasing them into the world, so when doing something causes all sorts of problems, it is opening Pandora's box.

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    Default Re: what's the mean of "pandora's box"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    All the evils of the world were in a box, which Pandora opened, releasing them into the world, so when doing something causes all sorts of problems, it is opening Pandora's box.
    For instance: I started to learn English five years ago: it caused Pandora's box opened. I had no time for anything else than studying, so my wife left me, my uncle called me a liar, his wife said she was not his wife any more, the brother of my wife's brother kicked me in my the left knee and took off with all my money, and, finally, my brother said he didn't like English at all so I had to leave his apartment, in which my wife and I lived.
    (Ok, I am just kidding: my wife haven't left me and I don't have a brother. Besides, no Pandora's box opened when I started to learn English, at least because of this reason.)
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    (Tdol: I would be grateful for editing this text. Thanks in advance.)
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    Default Re: what's the mean of "pandora's box"?

    it caused Pandora's box opened- I'd say 'this opened (a) Pandora's box'
    anything else than- anything other than
    my the left knee- my left knee

    Just goes to show how hard studying a language can be.

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