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musical chairs

noun
     
Related topics: Other Games
musical chairs [uncountable]
1DGO a children's game in which all the players must sit down on a chair when the music stops, but there is always one chair less than the number of people playing
2 a situation in which people change jobs for no good reason or with no useful result:
Scott is now the finance director, after a long game of musical chairs among top management.

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