Recently, I read a paper, the authors have mentioned that if we have $n$ stand for VEVs which are singlets of the SM gauge group, $k$ are associated with SM doublets, and $S$ is the VEV of the SM triplet. In principle one can expects that $S\ll k\ll n$. I do not understand why $S\ll k\ll n$?

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    $\begingroup$ link to the paper? $\endgroup$ – FrodCube Sep 10 at 14:07

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