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musical chairsnoun [plural]

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a ​game in which ​childrenwalk around a ​group of ​chairs while ​musicplays. When the ​musicstops they have to ​sitquickly on a ​chair, but because there is always one fewer ​chairs than ​children, the ​child that is ​leftstanding must ​leave the ​game: figurative It's a ​game of ​musicalchairs (= a ​situation in which ​peoplechangejobs often) as ​editorsmove from one ​newspaper to another.
(Definition of musical chairs from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “musical chairs”
in Chinese (Simplified) 抢椅子游戏…
in Chinese (Traditional) 搶椅子遊戲…
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