clap-in-clap-out

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Definition of clap-in-clap-out

: a game in which a player who has been sent from the room returns and tries to guess which of the other players has chosen him or her for a partner, the other players clapping when the guess is wrong

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“Clap-in-clap-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clap-in-clap-out. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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