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Interesting Words and Expressions – Trojan Horse

The expression Trojan Horse is used to describe a person or thing that is used to trick an enemy in order to achieve a secret purpose. This expression is also used in programming to describe a computer program that seems to behelpful but that s, in fact, designed to destroy data.

Origin: from the story in which the ancient Greeks hid inside a hollow wooden statue of a horse in order to enter the city of their enemies, Troy.


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