Definition of Chinese box in English:

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Chinese box

noun

Each of a set of boxes graduated in size so as to fit inside each other: his stories often fit together like so many Chinese boxes
More example sentences
  • Every literary work begins with an inspiration which must accommodate itself as well as possible to a series of constraints and procedures that fit inside each other like Chinese boxes.
  • From this point on, the film becomes increasingly complex; it calls to mind a series of Chinese boxes, with different identities and stories in each one.
  • There is a sense of Chinese boxes about Mina's project.

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