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Chinese fire drill


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  • n. A prank performed while stopped in a car at a red-light; each passenger (including the driver) shouts "Chinese fire drill", exits the vehicle, runs at least once around it, then re-enters, taking a different seat.
  • n. A silly, pointless exercise.


Perhaps from the WWI era, from the British practice of using Chinese as a slur; now used only as a festive exclamation. (Wiktionary)


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