Bookworm

A bookworm, in a literal sense, is widely considered to be a worm that bores through books, chewing on the paper, and damaging them. However, there is no literal bookworm. Instead, what we call bookworms are the larvae of any number of insect species, including beetles and moths. These larvae can resemble worms and though … Read more

Can Of Worms, Open a

Meaning of Idiom ‘(Open a) Can of Worms’ To open a can of worms means to do something that will uncover more problems and make things more complicated and unsolvable than they already were; to create an unpleasant or troubling situation. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: … Read more