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Electability response - Three men make a tiger

The term “Three Man Tiger” is a phrase that alludes to a Chinese idiom known as Three Men Make A Tiger. It comes from the story of a high ranking Chinese official named Pang Cong, who served during the Warring States Period (475 BC – 221 BC).

Pang was to about to embark as an envoy to a neighboring state, and fearing his political opponents would take advantage of his absence he asked the King if, upon hearing a single report of a tiger running rampant in the markets of the capital city, he would immediately believe the story – to which the King replied he probably would not.

The official asked the King if he would then believe two people reporting a tiger loose in the markets, and he replied, “I would begin to wonder.”


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