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Chinese whispers

n (functioning as singular)
1. (Games, other than specified) a game in which a message is passed on, in a whisper, by each of a number of people, so that the final version of the message is often radically changed from the original
2. any situation where information is passed on in turn by a number of people, often becoming distorted in the process
Translations
téléphone arabe
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However, in what ironically turned out to almost be like a game of Chinese whisper, one local television channel misreported the passage of the resolution, saying that the Senate had declared Chinese a third national language.
The first was in 2008 as Quesi when owned by Bob Steel, the second as Balance (she also scored second under ORCi) last year, culminating in Clitheroe winning the Blue Water Pointscore on countback to Chinese Whisper.
It's like a Chinese whisper that gets all out of proportion.
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Rupert Henry purchased Jethou from Europe in time for the 2015 Sydney Gold Coast race, renamed her Chinese Whisper and finished second on line and second overall, then fifth on line and fifth overall for first in Division 0 in the 2015 Hobart.
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My whole life has been one giant Chinese whisper of untrue stories.
Seamus Heffernan will take the mount on last weekend's Gallinule Stakes winner Alexander Of Hales, while Johnny Mur tagh par tners Chinese Whisper, who has been placed on his two previous visits to France this season.
Victory in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has earned Paul Clitheroe's Balance the coveted Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 2015 Blue Water Pointscore (BWPS) title in the closest series ever, the TP52 winning on countback from Rupert Henry's Chinese Whisper.
Organiser Mike McGrother said: "We know it's 10 times bigger than the last ocial world record for a Chinese Whisper, but we haven't gone down that route because for it to be an ocial record, it has to be in one place and we want to spread the message across Stock-Stockton.
The much-travelled Chinese Whisper drops back a couple of furlongs for his ninth career outing and has his fourth start on home soil this afternoon.
It's like a Chinese whisper that has spiralled out of control.