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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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However, now 31 percent of parents of children aged four to 12 think pass the parcel is their child's favourite game, while a mere 19 percent said that their kids loved musical chairs.
Had the Dome organisers consulted him when they were deciding what to put in the Dome, instead of tedious educators and people who think of children merely as consumers of learning, they might have ended up with some rollicking good stuff in there - even musical chairs - instead of walls full of boring writing about 20th Century technological achievements which make adult eyelids droop, never mind infants.
They then took the video and made it even better by creating Musical Chairs, an online music video game that allows fans to play together from around the world.
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.
Instead of musical chairs, it will look like musical rooms.
THERE is a kind of musical chairs going on in the first act of this new modern adaptation of Chekhov's play, with members of the cast moving their seats to different parts of the bare stage where they converse with each other.
THE Santa Monica Playhouse travel from Los Angeles to Warwick for the UK premiere of Musical Chairs at the Dream Factory in Shelley Avenue on Tuesday and Wednesday.
People who are vital members of our community are in a game of musical chairs, scrambling after an ever-shrinking supply of affordable rental housing in Los Angeles.
He notes that he believes in a strict compartmentalization of services--at his firm, people stay in the departments they were hired for and rarely play musical chairs.
In 2000, a government--backed booklet warned nursery teachers that playing musical chairs encouraged aggressive behaviour in children.
One of the highlights will be a musical chairs competition, believed to be the biggest in Wales.
ALEX won the house challenge for the second week - trouncing Tim at musical chairs.
But severance pay is often into six-figure golden handshakes and there is always another club on the ready to take sacked managers on in the game of musical chairs.
Goalscorer Robert Earnshaw reached the last four in musical chairs before going out, while Josh Low, Daniel Gabbidon, Lee Kendall, Gethin Jones and Martyn Giles were among others to join the fun.
Arrested or slowed-down motion was a recurring theme: women in negligees rearranging themselves into alluring poses; a gangster-style shootout in which arching bodies sailed through the air like autumn leaves; a wafting trio of handholding men at the center of an intense game of musical chairs.