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.
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.
The event was a great success with more than 70 guests enjoying the European beer and skittles on offer.