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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
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • For a year and a half I've been learning and discovering that life isn't a parlor game.

    Burned Bridges Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • 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

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