beer and skittles

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?

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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.   (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

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  • not be all beer and skittles — (not) be all beer and skittles British & Australian, old fashioned if a situation or activity is not all beer and skittles, it has unpleasant parts as well as pleasant ones. It s not all beer and skittles, this job. It s hard work …   New idioms dictionary

  • be all beer and skittles — (not) be all beer and skittles British & Australian, old fashioned if a situation or activity is not all beer and skittles, it has unpleasant parts as well as pleasant ones. It s not all beer and skittles, this job. It s hard work …   New idioms dictionary

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