Frankenstein's monster

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Frankenstein's monster

Something that harms or destroys its creator and cannot be controlled. A reference to the monster in the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. At first, my side business seemed like a good idea, but it has turned into Frankenstein's monster, eating away at my time and finances.
See also: monster
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You can be a Frankenstein's monster or a vampire," he says.
Unlike his many tough-guy roles, de Niro seemed a reasonably happy drunk and not a Raging Bull or even a Frankenstein's monster.