a game of musical chairs

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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 minister too participated in the game of musical chairs.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are expected to open for India, while the number four spot, which has been a game of musical chairs lately, is likely to be given to middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane.
TOP spot in the Championship has been like a game of musical chairs since the start of the season.
MANAGER Gary Brabin reckons the game of musical chairs for a National League play-off spot is by no means over and insists Tranmere can't be counted out.
Set up chairs indoors or outdoors for a game of musical chairs.
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.
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.
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.
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.