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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.
In part, the financial musical chairs game is tied to currency.
Maybe it's not quite like that, but you don't necessarily want to go back to check any more than you want to check on the precise sequences of your last game of musical chairs.
In a game of cross-pond musical chairs, Steiner replaces Lisa Corrin, also an American, who departs for the Seattle Art Museum.
IT SEEMS THAT AN UNCOMMONLY large number of artistic directors and executive directors of dance companies played musical chairs this year.
Imagine Family Feud being played by the Medicis, or musical chairs among members of the politburo, and you get the general idea.
Musical chairs should not be considered an acceptable game for children's parties because it's 'not fair' and 'encourages aggression', says a new Education booklet aimed at nursery teachers.
The idea has been floated informally before, but sources say the recent round of musical chairs at the nets' exec boardrooms has given new life to the proposal.
A RIF creates an enormously disruptive game of musical chairs.
But Meyn's study shows that genes within chromosomes of people with A-T play molecular musical chairs -- moving around at rates 30 to 200 times higher than those of normal cells, he says.
An increasing number of the program's black business owners are tired of toughing out a lengthy certification process, fed up with receiving insufficient management assistance and disenchanted with the SBA's musical chairs management record.
For example, grocers at a Super I Foods in Montana and a Bi-Lo in South Carolina saw sales soar during Family Nights that involved everything from musical chairs to a live boa constrictor.
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.
e former farm hand was one of 15 children and often regails members of the club with tales of having to borrow seats from the neighbours if they wanted to play musical chairs.
CALIFORNIA PLAYED ITS OWN VERSION OF MUSICAL CHAIRS IN JULY WHEN GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN WENT ON A TRADE MISSION TO MEXICO.