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musical chairs

noun [plural] uk   us  
a game in which children walk around a group of chairs while music plays. When the music stops they have to sit quickly on a chair, but because there is always one fewer chairs than children, the child that is left standing must leave the game: figurative It's a game of musical chairs (= a situation in which people change jobs often) as editors move from one newspaper to another.
Translations of “musical chairs”
in Chinese (Traditional) 搶椅子遊戲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抢椅子游戏…
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