mind games


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mind games

pl n
(Psychology) actions or statements intended to undermine or mislead someone else, often to gain advantage for oneself: she started playing mind games with me.

mind′ games`


n.pl.
psychological manipulation or strategy.

Also, mind′ game`.

[1970–75]
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Mind Games, Lennon's 1973 solo album, is signed by the Liverpool legend, shot dead in New York in 1980.
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