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A game in which children stand in a row, joining hands, and in which the outer one, still holding his neighbour, runs between the others.

Additional definitions for 'thread the needle':

thread the needleTo find harmony or strike a balance between conflicting forces, interests, etc. Normally used to indicate the difficulty of doing so; also, sarcastically, for a failed attempt.
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