musical beds

musical beds

1. The act or instance of leaving one's own bed to go sleep beside one's child, or vice-versa, because the child needs one's company to sleep soundly. We fell into some bad habits when our daughter was about a year old, and we've been playing musical beds with her almost every night for the past three years as a result. Any parent out there knows the sleepy resignation of having to play musical beds at 4 o'clock in the morning.
2. The act or instance of having sexual intercourse or activity with multiple partners, especially in a short space of time. It seemed like everyone in the dorm rooms was playing musical beds—promiscuity and experimentation was just the name of the game in college.
See also: bed, musical

musical beds

n. acts of sexual promiscuity; sleeping with many people. (From the name of the game musical chairs.) Mary has been playing musical beds for about a year.
See also: bed, musical
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Last night's nocturnal antics began with musical beds.
particularly when they all have to play musical beds, and Pam ends up in a double with a moaning Peggy.
But she quickly regrets it - particularly when they all have to play musical beds and Pam ends up in a double with a moaning Peggy.
YES, Coronation Street (ITV, Monday, Wednesday and Friday) is going through one of those spells when the producers seem to be playing musical beds with the characters (can't be long before Norris Cole is involved in a threesome with Sylvia and Rita), but there's still the odd comedy gem.
I remember how musical beds meant daddy got pushed out (especially if there is a baby and a night-wandering toddler) - but you can make sure you still have plenty of time cuddling and making time for sex.
But there was gossip galore, and if memory serves there were musical beds played each and every night.
We couldn't afford bonudaries, with only three of us playing musical beds.
A seriously talented cast has been asked to act like cartoon characters in this tale of desperation, mutual suspicion and vigorous musical beds, all in the name of laughs that only sporadically ensue.
Service providers tell us that every available bed is taken by noon and it is a situation of musical beds," Sobel said.
Crop rotation, or musical beds, is a long-term soil conditioning technique that can help balance nutrients in gardens and help prevent the spread of disease.
As mock disasters accumulate, whether in the club's neon glare or the inn's candled darkness, wherein suicide is averted and a game of musical beds ensues, the narrator embraces this freedom that flows from the absurd.
Mark Brydon provided funky but quirky musical beds for Dublin-born Roisin Murphy's distinctive voice.
And a year before that, director Rose Troche's British romantic comedy Bedrooms And Hallways (1998) played musical beds with a group of twenty-something friends.
Furthermore, tentative research suggests that the marriages of such couples who meet in these unhappy circumstances have a much better chance of lasting than the marriages of those couples who started off these games of musical beds.