musical chairs

musical chairs

noun plural but singular in construction

: a children's game in which players walk around a row of chairs while music plays and try to sit down when the music stops

: a situation in which many changes happen in a way that is confusing or harmful

Full Definition of MUSICAL CHAIRS

:  a game in which players march to music around a row of chairs numbering one less than the players and scramble for seats when the music stops; also :  a situation or series of events suggesting the game of musical chairs (as in rapid change or confusing activity)

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