fun and games


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fun and games

1. Activities that are very enjoyable and pleasant. This phrase is often used in the negative to convey difficulty or a lack of fun. College isn't all fun and games—you need to take your schoolwork seriously.
2. Trouble or difficulty. Boy, did I have some fun and games try to parallel park that big ol' car!
3. Foolishness. No more fun and games—tell me why you're really here.
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fun and games

Fig. playing around; doing worthless things. All right, Bill, the fun and games are over. It's time to get down to work. This isn't a serious course. It's nothing but fun and games.
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fun and games

Activity for pure pleasure or diversion. For example, This job isn't all fun and games, you know, or We're just out for fun and games tonight. [Early 1900s]
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fun and games

amusing and enjoyable activities
The phrase is often used ironically, to refer to activities that are far from amusing (e.g. things that are frustratingly difficult, or nefarious goings-on).
2003 The Baron's Buffy fanfic page Don't be in that much of a hurry to grow up, it's not all fun and games.
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fun and ˈgames

(informal)
1 activities that are not serious and that other people may disapprove of: It’s not all fun and games at this school — we make our children work hard as well.
2 (humorous) trouble: We had some fun and games putting up those new shelves yesterday.
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fun and games

n. nonsense; a waste of time. I’ve had enough fun and games. Let’s get on with the business.
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