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mind games

plural noun, Often, mind game
psychological manipulation or strategy, used especially to gain advantage or to intimidate.
Origin of mind games
1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for mind game

mind games

plural noun
actions or statements intended to undermine or mislead someone else, often to gain advantage for oneself: she started playing mind games with me
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mind game

noun phrase

A toying with psychological influence for one's advantage: She was moving with a fast bunch of kids who did drugs and played mind games and had group sex and I don't know what else/ It isn't a subtle mind game to make the airport seem bigger than it is (1990s+)


psych, psych out: They try to mind-game you

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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