beer and skittles


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beer and skittles

n
(functioning as singular) informal enjoyment or pleasure
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?
According to Fox News, Clarke said that he is not silly enough to think it is going to be 'beer and skittles' for Australia from now on, adding that he is currently focusing on the Test match at hand as he has seen both sides of this game and is aware of how quickly a team can be praised by the media and also know how quickly it can be criticised.
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.
OUR old friend Beer Genie writes: "I have been fascinated by beer cocktails since I read recipes in a book called Beer And Skittles by Richard Boston.