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open (a) Pandora's box

To begin or introduce something that leads to many other problems. A reference to the story from Greek mythology in which Pandora opens a box containing all the possible things that can affect humanity negatively. It seems like we've opened Pandora's box with this topic today. We've been getting hundreds of messages from listeners from around the country who have been affected by it. Trying to fix the bug opened a Pandora's box of other issues with the computer.
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Pandora's box

Something that, when interfered or engaged with, leads to many problems. A reference to the story from Greek mythology in which Pandora opens a box containing all the possible things that can affect humanity negatively. It seems like we've opened Pandora's box with this topic today. We've been getting hundreds of messages from listeners from around the country who have been affected by it. Trying to fix the bug opened a Pandora's box of other issues with the computer.
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open Pandora's box

Fig. to uncover a lot of unsuspected problems. When I asked Jane about her problems, I didn't know I had opened Pandora's box. You should be cautious with people who are upset. You don't want to open Pandora's box.
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Pandora's box

A source of unforeseen trouble, as in Revising the tax code is opening a Pandora's box. This equivalent for the modern can of worms comes from the Greek legend in which Pandora, entrusted with a box containing the world's ills, is overcome by curiosity and opens it, thereby releasing them. [Late 1500s]
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open a Pandora's box

COMMON If someone or something opens a Pandora's box, they do something that unintentionally causes a lot of problems, which were not known about before. The virus can throw the entire body out of balance and open a Pandora's box of health problems. An invasion of the country would open a Pandora's box which may be impossible to close. Note: You can also describe something as a Pandora's box to say that it may cause a lot of problems. The rapidly developing technology is seen by some as a Pandora's box, with almost as many problems as benefits. Note: According to Roman mythology, Prometheus offended the gods and in revenge Jupiter ordered the creation of Pandora, the first woman. Jupiter gave Pandora a box which she was to offer to the man she married. Pandora married Prometheus's brother Epimethius. He opened the box and all the problems and wickedness that now trouble the world flew out and could never be put back.
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a Pandora's box

a process that once begun generates many complicated problems.
In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first mortal woman. One story recounts that she was created by Zeus and sent to earth with a box or jar of evils in revenge for the fact that Prometheus had disobediently given the gift of fire to the earth. She let all the evils out of the container to infect the earth; only hope remained to ease the lot of humankind. In another account, the box contained all the blessings of the gods which, with the exception of hope, escaped and were lost when the box was opened.
1997 Spectator Drummond's series…has opened a Pandora's box of complaints… about the tide of mediocrity engulfing the art.
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Pandora’s ˈbox

a source of great trouble and suffering, although this may not be obvious at the beginning: The publication of her diaries opened up a real Pandora’s box.In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on earth. The gods sent her to earth with a box that she was forbidden to open, but she opened it and all the evils flew out of it into the world.
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Pandora's box

A receptacle of woes and evils. According to Greek legend, Pandora, the first woman on Earth, was given a jar (it became “box” in the phrase) that she was instructed never to open. Curiosity overcame her, however, and when she lifted the lid, all the evils of the world flew out, not unlike to Eve's eating the forbidden fruit. Someone who does something that leads to widespread disaster is said to have opened a Pandora's box.
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Trusted by content creators, rental stagers and projection designers to deliver some of the most spectacular multi-media presentations around the world, the Pandoras Box system features the most powerful render-engine offering real-time compositing in 3D, allowing for projection onto any shape and any surface.
Over the years, the Pandoras Box system has been instrumental in delivering outstanding contents and visuals at numerous venues around the world.
This distracting and rapid rotation likely occurs because Pandora pays a small amount in licensing fees for every song played, so the site managers are inclined to balance each tiny expenditure with a hopefully less-tiny profit.
Pandora supplies music to its listeners by means of streaming media, in MP3 format, and at a compression rate of 128 kbps.
While this bill allowed for reduced royalty payments for broadcasters compared to the originally proposed rates, Pandora still had to find ways to increase revenue to support these new expenses.
Pandora offers several avenues of support to its listeners.
Major and independent commercial labels are well-represented due to licensing agreements between Pandora and representative agencies like ASCAP, BMI, and SoundExchange.
Readers of Gateways know there is another PANDORA, which is closer to the heart of the National Library.
This PANDORA was set up as a freely available service by the National Library of Australia in the mid-1990s, to partially address its collecting and preservation mandate in an increasingly digital environment.
More than a decade of librarian-managed selective collecting by the National Library and its PANDORA partners has produced a very important and growing collection of Australian web resources, selected for their long-term research value, all carefully crafted to ensure functionality before being ingested into the archive and cleared for ongoing public access long beyond their natural life on the web.
Eleven years ago, PANDORA (our PANDORA) was a response to change, and the National Library has begun a process that may lead it to new approaches to web archiving.
The National Library of Australia is currently testing a new version of its PANDORA Archiving System {PANDAS}, used to manage web-archiving workflows.
At the Digital Art Gallery zone, several art masterpieces and wall-mounted cubes are brought to life in an exciting and lifelike projection mapping demonstration on the wall and floor, driven by a Christie Pandoras Box Quad Server and displayed using Christie G Series?
The Christie Pandoras Box software and hardware systems are perfectly suited for creating stunning presentations and interactive installations for various applications, including cultural assets development and location-based entertainment, which are the focus of our booth this year, said Jonathan Lim, director of sales, Image Processing Systems, Christie Asia Pacific.
Over the years, the Pandoras Box system has been instrumental in helping show creators and projection designers deliver outstanding contents and visuals at numerous venues around the world to the delight of audiences.