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Camel's Nose

Camel's Nose

Recently, in a CBS News article entitled Huawei probed for security, espionage risk, American Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger was quoted as saying In the telecommunications world, once you get the camel’s nose in the tent, you can go anywhere.

The camel’s nose or the camel’s nose under the tent are English expressions that refer to how one event can lead to a chain of events with potentially undesirable or unexpected consequences. In other words, don’t let the camel’s nose under the tent because, when you do, it won’t be long until he is completely in it. Wikipedia offers an example of the usage of this English idiom in a 1958 statement by U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater. He said:

This bill and the foregoing remarks remind me of an old Arabian proverb: If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow. If adopted, the legislation will mark the inception of aid, supervision, and ultimately control of education in this country by the federal authorities.

Which of the following English expressions could, depending on the situation, also be used to refer to a situation in whichone event leads to a chain of events with potentially undesirable or unexpected consequences? Note: More than one answer is possible.

a) domino effect
b) ripple effect
c) donkey effect
d) parrot effect

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the correct answer(s).

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