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(all) beer and skittles

Fun and enjoyable. "Skittles" is a British game that is similar to bowling. You've been working all weekend, so just come out with us for a little while—it'll be beer and skittles, I promise. Just because we get good perks doesn't mean this job is all beer and skittles.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

beer and skittles

amusement. British
This phrase comes from the proverb life isn't all beer and skittles . The game of skittles is used as a prime example of a form of light-hearted entertainment.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
Life isn't all beer and skittles; but beer and skittles, or something better of the same sort, must form a good part of every Englishman's education.
Life's not all beer and skittles, and who said at forty it begins?
From which you'll gather that having a child who's freakishly bright isn't all beer and skittles, especially if that child has memorised the entire rail network.
IT'S not all beer and skittles being the best-looking bloke in the village.
I know being a widow isn't all beer and skittles but if all that's left for Davina now is to drift aimlessly through life surrounded by nutters like these two, I don't know how she'll find the strength not to chuck herself into the Thames.