genie ( genies plural )
1 n-count In stories from Arabia and Persia, a genie is a spirit which appears and disappears by magic and obeys the person who controls it.
2 If you say that the genie is out of the bottle or that someone has let the genie out of the bottle, you mean that something has happened which has made a great and permanent change in people's lives, especially a bad change.
the genie is out of the bottle/let the genie out of the bottle phrase V inflects
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