musical chairs

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musical chairs (plural musical chairs)

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  1. (games) A children's game in which players circle a group of chairs. There is one chair fewer than the number of players. When someone who is not watching stops playing music, everybody sits down, and the player left without a chair is eliminated.
  2. (figuratively) Any activity which results in repeated, pointless shuffling of people or objects.

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