Posted by ESC on February 20, 2003
In Reply to: Mind games posted by Ali on February 20, 2003
: Hi, if anyone has any definitions or views on the phrase 'Mind Games' they would be greatly appreciated, as I need them for speech I have to make.
This is all I could find. I was surprised that the John Lennon's song was the first citation.
MIND GAMES - "n. an example of psychological manipulation, trickery, or the like - also used attrib. - often constr. in plural. 1973. Lennon 'Mind Games.'." From "Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, H-O, by J.E. Lighter, Random House, New York, 1994.