hornets' nest


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  • noun

Synonyms for hornets' nest

a situation that presents difficulty, uncertainty, or perplexity

Synonyms for hornets' nest

a highly contentious or hazardous situation

Related Words

habitation for wasps or hornets

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BAFTA nominee Noomi Rapace returns as hard-hitting heroine Lisbeth Salander in The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest, the sensational concluding installment of Stieg Larsson's Millenniumtrilogy.
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS' NEST The shocking final chapter - today, discover how the story ends in The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest.
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The three titles are: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played With Fire; and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest.
We gave him sanctuary at the cost of millions during the previous upheaval over his novel Satanic Verses and now this Government in its wisdom has once more stirred the hornets' nest.
Charitable choice raises a hornets' nest of policy and constitutional problems in providing welfare services; adding it to education programs is truly misguided," said Barry W.
BRISTOL City's faint hopes of an end-of-season play-off place were finally wrecked after they'd stirred up a hornets' nest at Chesterfield.
28 /PRNewswire/ -- Testifying today at an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) public hearing, the National Pest Control Association (NPCA) harshly criticized an agency proposal that would require 24-hour notification before the application of such commonly used chemicals as Lysol(TM) and Windex(TM) and prevent immediate attention to emergencies like a hornets' nest in a school or a blood spill in a hospital.
Prize winner gets one Mac Book Pro, one iPod Touch plus The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest on Blu-ray.
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS' NEST (15, 147 mins) Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) stands accused of multiple murders in the final chapter of Stieg Larsson's trilogy.
Unstoppable 12A, 98mins The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest 15, 147 mins WHENEVER you see the name Scott in the slot marked director, you just have to cross your fingers and hope it's preceded by Ridley, rather than Tony.
PAPERBACKS 1 Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer 2 The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest, Stieg Larsson 3 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson 4 The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown 5 The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson 6 The Snowman, Jo Nesbo 7 The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas 8 Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger 9 The Book Thief, Markus Zusak 10 The Help, Kathryn Stockett HARDBACKS 1 The Red Queen, Philippa Gregory 2 The Power, Rhonda Byrne 3 Started Early, Took My Dog, Kate Atkinson 4 The Cobra, Frederick Forsyth 5 The Secret, Rhonda Byrne 6 The Road To Rome, Ben Kane 7 Room, Emma Donoghue 8 Dog Days: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney 9 Zog, Julia Donaldson 10 From The Dead, Mark Billingham
The Royal Marines were strapped to the wings of two Apache attack helicopters and flown into a hornets' nest of Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan.
A CITY council manager has stirred up a hornets' nest in Newcastle with a question about its purpose that some will find threatening.
Elizabeth Buckholz, 10, of Harrisburg, a member of the Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest Council in Charlotte and a fifth-grader at Pitts School Road Elementary School in Concord, organized a Community Safety Day to help teach kids in her county how to be safe.