no picnic

no picnic

Difficult, no fun, as in Recovering from abdominal surgery is no picnic. This expression, alluding to a picnic as a pleasant occasion, was first recorded in 1888.
See also: no, picnic
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The no picnic policy applies to all of the 2015 fixtures except the Blaydon Races Family Fun Day in August.
The latest version of the Great Park is no picnic," declared Airport Working Group Vice President, Richard F.