Meaning of the Idiom
san ren cheng hu（repeated rumor becomes a fact）
Minister Pang Gong accepted the appointment of the king of the state of Wei and accompanied the prince to Han Dan to be the hostage.
Before departure, he said to the king, “If someone told you that there was a tiger at the market, would Your Majesty believe it?” The king said, “No, I would not.” Then Pang Gong asked again, “What if a second person told your Majesty the same thing?” The king said no again. Pang Gong asked once more, “what if a third person told Your Majesty this again?” The king said,” Since everybody said so, it seemed it was true.“
Pang Gong said. “There wasn’t any tiger at the market at all. But just because three people said so, it became quite believable. It shows how formidable a gossip is. Han Dan is much farther away from here than the market is and there would be much more than three people who would speak ill of me. I beg Your Majesty to consider carefully before you believe what they might say about me.”
When Pang Gong returned from Han Dan, the king of the state of Wei did not want to see him any more.
sān rén chéng hǔ，比喻说的人多了，就能使人们把谣言当作事实。
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Meaning of Words
|be perceptive to the minutest detail|