7:05 am. I am mentally rehearsing a touchy work conversation. In my imaginary apology, I use the term "can of worms."
7:06 am. "Alexa, what is the origin of the term 'can of worms'?"
Alexa: "Here is what I found: The exact origin of the phrase is not completely known, but general consensus traces it back to the 1950s in the United States and literal cans of worms."
Off to the internet for a photo. You can find one here, courtesy of the BBC and this article.
(Evidently in Britain even the worms are cultured. The lid says so.)