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camel's nose

Definitions

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  • noun idiomatic A metaphor for a situation where the permitting of some small act will lead consequently to a larger undesirable act or circumstance.

Etymologies

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The root phrase is usually attributed to be a saying of Arabs, or Middle Eastern cultures, roughly as follows:

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