beer and skittles


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(all) beer and skittles

all fun and pleasure; easy and pleasant. (Skittles is the game of ninepins, a game similar to bowling. Fixed phrase.) For Sam, college was beer and skittles. He wasted a lot of time and money.
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beer and skittles

(...ˈskɪdlæz)
n. something very easy to do; an easy time of it. Did you think life was all beer and skittles?
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The event was a great success with more than 70 guests enjoying the European beer and skittles on offer.
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Chairman of the Parents and Friends of St Joseph's School Margaret Callaghan organised a sponsored bounce and a beer and skittles event.
But Ozzie's days of beer and skittles in Tameside, near Manchester, could soon be over.
Privately, Soviet social scientists conceded that all was not beer and skittles within the bloc.