Chinese whispers

noun

Definition of Chinese whispers

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: a situation in which a piece of information is passed from one person to the next and is changed slightly each time it is told

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“Chinese whispers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chinese%20whispers. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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