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Definition of musical chairs noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    musical chairs

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  1. 1a children's game in which players run around a row of chairs while music is playing. Each time the music stops, players try to sit down on one of the chairs, but there are always more players than chairs.
  2. 2(often disapproving) a situation in which people frequently exchange jobs or positions
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