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a game of musical chairs

A situation in which people or things are moved, shuffled, or rearranged from one position to another. After the boss resigned, it was a regular game of musical chairs in the company to figure out who would take over for whom. It's been a game of musical chairs trying to create enough space in the living room for Alex's birthday party this weekend.
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The game of musical chairs being played with the Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League title took on new twists and turns on Saturday when Swalwell went back to the top of the tree with victory at Ashington and resurgent Leadgate added another top-level scalp to their growing collection when they brought down the Bridge.
Synopsis: In a high-stakes game of musical chairs, there can be only one winner.
We appear to have sent 56 SNP MPs down to Westminster to play a bizarre game of musical chairs.
The Houston mayoral race, which will be decided in November, is the second local race this year to trigger a game of musical chairs in the Legislature.
YOU have to hope the gods have been enjoying a giggle at the lucrative game of musical chairs that has been playing out on the higher floors of Cardiff's County Hall over the last couple of years.
THIS week has seen a massive game of musical chairs around politics' top tables.
Many end with a hugely lucrative game of musical chairs, where you keep slapping your backside on well-feathered seats.
Lahore -- The extraordinary game of musical chairs at the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board took a fresh turn on Thursday with the replacement of the sitting chief with a retired judge.
The top two teams continued their game of musical chairs with Burnmoor returning to pole position after a win over Mainsforth.
The non-Apple tablet applications processor market leadership continues to be a game of musical chairs and previously we have seen NVIDIA, Samsung and Texas Instruments taking the lead at some time in the past few years.
Uganda's national game of musical chairs needs to stop.
A GAME OF MUSICAL CHAIRS IN CALIFORNIA HAS FINISHED WITH FORMER ASSEMBLYWOMAN HOLLY MITCHELL (D) resoundingly defeating her Republican opponent to win a Senate seat vacated when Curren Price (D) was elected to the Los Angeles City Council.
More interesting is how this game of musical chairs extends to matters outside home.
Through a game of musical chairs, drama, brainstorming, music and prayers the congregation came to understand ways in which they make themselves look more important than others, whilst making them feel small and unimportant.
6 positions in the first two Tests like a game of musical chairs, Hughes said that although he does not mind where he bats, the constant shifting can be mentally frustrating, although he admitted that his failure to nail down a single position may have given the selectors an opportunity to shift him.