cakes and ale


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cakes′ and ale′


n.pl.
worldly or material pleasures.
References in classic literature ?
Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.
The Oxford-based theatre company Cakes and Ale, which Matt joined after leaving Manchester University, is performing All's Well That Ends Well to raise money for Matt.
Solicitor Peter McCormick told Barnsley magistrates: "Acting is not all cakes and ale.