American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal A source of unforeseen and troublesome complexity.
- n. idiomatic A complex, troublesome situation arising when a decision or action produces considerable subsequent problems.
- n. idiomatic A troublesome situation; an issue whose resolution is difficult or contentious, but not necessarily complex.
- n. a source of unpredictable trouble and complexity
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