beer and skittles
: drink and play : easygoing enjoyment
* * *Brit.
* * *beer and skittlesIdle enjoyment• • •Main Entry: ↑beer————————beer and skittles see under ↑beer1• • •Main Entry: ↑skittle
* * *beer and skittles,material comforts and pleasures; enjoyment.
* * *[often with negative] Brit. amusement or enjoyment
life isn't all beer and skittles
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beer and skittles — (UK) People say that life is not all beer and skittles, meaning that it is not about self indulgence and pleasure … The small dictionary of idiomes
beer and skittles — ► beer and skittles Brit. amusement or enjoyment. Main Entry: ↑beer … English terms dictionary
beer and skittles — [...”skidlz] n. something very easy to do; an easy time of it. □ Did you think life was all beer and skittles? □ All you want is beer and skittles. Don’t you know you have to work hard for what you want? … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
beer and skittles — (UK) People say that life is not all beer and skittles, meaning that it is not about self indulgence and pleasure. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
beer and skittles — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1857 a situation of agreeable ease < won t be all beer and skittles > … New Collegiate Dictionary
beer and skittles — Brit. amusement or enjoyment. → beer … English new terms dictionary
beer and skittles — noun a) Fun times. b) Something pleasurable. Syn: peaches and cream, bowl of cherries … Wiktionary
beer and skittles — Brit. amusement; pleasure; fun. * * * … Universalium
beer and skittles, all — Entirely pleasant … A concise dictionary of English slang
life isn’t all beer and skittles — Life is not unalloyed pleasure or relaxation. 1855 T. C. HALIBURTON Nature & Human Nature I. ii. ‘This life ain’t all beer and skittles.’ Many a time..when I am disappointed sadly I say that saw over. 1857 T. HUGHES Tom Brown’s Schooldays I. ii.… … Proverbs new dictionary