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Chinese box each of a set of boxes graduated in size so as to fit inside each other.

Chinese wall an insurmountable barrier to understanding (alluding to the Great Wall of China); on the Stock Exchange, a prohibition against the passing of confidential information from one department of a financial institution to another.

Chinese water torture a form of torture whereby a constant drip of water is caused to fall on to the victim's head.

Chinese whispers a game in which a message is distorted by being passed around in a whisper.


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