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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.
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.
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.
beer and skittles(...ˈskɪdlæz)
n. something very easy to do; an easy time of it. Did you think life was all beer and skittles?