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parlor game

noun
1.
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
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • However, this is no parlor game that you and I are playing, and desperate circumstances sometimes necessitate desperate measures.

    The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne
  • For a year and a half I've been learning and discovering that life isn't a parlor game.

    Burned Bridges

    Bertrand W. Sinclair

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