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skittles party

drug slang A party in which the guests bring prescription drugs, which are then mixed and taken in combination. I'm worried that my brother went to a skittles party last night because one of my medications is suddenly missing.
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be (not) all beer and skittles

To be fun and enjoyable. This phrase is often used in the negative to convey unpleasantness. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. You've been working all weekend, so just come out with us for a little while—it'll be all beer and skittles, I promise. University isn't all beer and skittles—you need to take your schoolwork seriously.
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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.
See also: and, beer, skittle

Life isn't all beer and skittles.

Prov. Life is not pleasurable all the time; you cannot always be having fun. (Skittles is a game like bowling.) I don't really mind going back to work when my vacation is over. Life isn't all beer and skittles, and I enjoy my fun that much more because I have work to compare it to. When George's parents stopped supporting him, George suddenly discovered that life isn't all beer and skittles.
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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.
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beer and skittles

n. something very easy to do; an easy time of it. Did you think life was all beer and skittles?
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LIZ HURLEY showed she's got great pins after proving a dab hand at skittles at her village fete.
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SALLY'S ALLEY The pub even has its own skittles area
If you have enjoyed a game of Old English skittles lately, it probably means you were visiting the Freemason's Arms on the edge of London's Hampstead Heath.
But my dismay at not being an hourglass - or even a familiar apple or pear - soon lifted when Susannah added: "Halle Berry is a fellow skittle you know.
NEIL Mitchell has revealed the secret behind Stourbridge's gutsy victory at Cinderford - a game of skittles.
But she admitted that there was a skittle alley at the rear of the building which was used by the skittle club.
A CHARITY skittle night in memory of a Coventry teenager has raised PS470 for Asthma UK.
We used to play skittle ball and I have lots of friends I still keep in touch with.
Gavin Shephard and Najeem Sajjad completely demolished the Hereford batting, taking eight wickets between them to skittle the Cidermen for 78,their lowest total in the competition.
RIGHT UP OUR ALLEY: Residents in Eastlands Grove (above) enjoyed the get-together, (above right) Sophie Roddie (left) and Ella Roddie dressed in red, white and blue and (right) Ethan Eales, aged five, has a go on the skittle alley
Sadly Harry, who was a keen member of his local skittle team, died in May 2007.
I FOUND the article on the Coundon Skittle Team in the Nostalgia column (Telegraph, November 1), very interesting.