mind game

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any game designed to exercise the intellect

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deliberate actions of calculated psychological manipulation intended to intimidate or confuse (usually for competitive advantage)

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IT'S been really interesting watching the mind games of Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson in the last few days.
Actually, the process is much more a mind game, like chess-a contest of power and control, complete with winners and losers.
IN these days when you can get a place at university to study brick carrying or walking in a straight line, here's a course worth taking - the art of mind games.
Now they know we are, they are starting mind games.
Anything that people take in, I suppose, is classified as a mind game," said Sherlock.
It's a mind game homeowners often like to play, trying to figure out how much it would cost to buy a similar property someplace else.
Mind Games, Lennon's 1973 solo album, is signed by the Liverpool legend, shot dead in New York in 1980.
BILLY Vunipola enjoys Warren Gatland's mind games and insists they will not distract England from the task of putting one foot in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Welsh coach Gatland loves playing mind games and has had several pops at England over the years.
The experienced Sunderland defender has laughed off the pre-match mind games employed by Scotland players this week.
London, July 18 ( ANI ): Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.
Chris Longden launched her novel Mind Games and Ministers and gave people a sneak preview of the town's new Coffee Mill.
MOTORSPORT Ian Parkes JENSON Button does not believe Nico Rosberg will fall prey to Lewis Hamilton's mind games this season.
Nico is intelligent to know if Lewis is playing mind games, which in some ways could help Nico.