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parlor game

any game usually played indoors, especially in the living room or parlor, as a word game or a quiz, requiring little or no physical activity.
Origin of parlor game
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for parlor game
  • Used as a sort of parlor game to amuse or as a metaphor for the existence of different points of view, okay.
  • It's a parlor game, a dating service, a shopping mall.
  • Spotting the car has become a parlor game, with many photos posted online.
  • Others, engaging in a kind of office parlor game, named some less obvious parallels.
  • Making up rational reasons for ancient food taboos is a fun parlor game, but is kind of beside the point.
  • In truth, though, arguing over ephemera with devotees is a parlor game with no end.
  • There's an old parlor game, a kind of gut check for the heart and head.
  • One parlor game that boys especially liked was bagatelle.
  • As for the shift-in-votes argument, gee, that is a swell parlor game for academics.

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