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Going to Jerusalem   /gˈoʊɪŋ tu dʒərˈusələm/   Listen
Going to Jerusalem

noun
1.
A child's game in which players march to music around a group of chairs that contains one chair less than the number of players; when the music abruptly stops the players scramble to sit and the player who does not find a chair is eliminated; then a chair is removed and the march resumes until only the winner is seated.  Synonym: musical chairs.






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"Going to Jerusalem" Quotes from Famous Books



... will be equally useful to grownups. The author has seen staid, respectable people play "Lubin Loo" with as much zest and spirit as the youngest group of children. All of us have played "Going to Jerusalem." The spirit must be there; there is nothing so contagious ...
— My Book of Indoor Games • Clarence Squareman



Words linked to "Going to Jerusalem" :   musical chairs, child's game



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