Let’s not open up that can of bees

Yup you have to be careful if you open that can of bees too!!

Malaphors

This gem was heard at a meeting.  It might be a mix of “opening up a can of worms” (getting into a set of difficult problems) and “stirring up a bees’ (or hornet’s) nest (create a lot of problems).  I think opening up a can of beer might also be in this one, as opening up a can usually leads to a beer, and bee is just one letter shy.  It’s also the title of a 1970s record by The Soft Boys.   The Soft Boys were fronted by the great Robyn Hitchcock, as those who have any memory left from the 70s will recall.  A big thanks to Michael Ameel for hearing this one and sending it in!

A Can of Bees

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