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  • life isn’t all beer and skittles — Life is not unalloyed pleasure or relaxation. 1855 T. C. HALIBURTON Nature & Human Nature I. ii. ‘This life ain’t all beer and skittles.’ Many a time..when I am disappointed sadly I say that saw over. 1857 T. HUGHES Tom Brown’s Schooldays I. ii.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • not be all beer and skittles — (not) be all beer and skittles British & Australian, old fashioned if a situation or activity is not all beer and skittles, it has unpleasant parts as well as pleasant ones. It s not all beer and skittles, this job. It s hard work …   New idioms dictionary

  • be all beer and skittles — (not) be all beer and skittles British & Australian, old fashioned if a situation or activity is not all beer and skittles, it has unpleasant parts as well as pleasant ones. It s not all beer and skittles, this job. It s hard work …   New idioms dictionary

  • life's not all beer and skittles — Meaning Beer and skittles is shorthand for a life of indulgence spent in the pub. Origin Skittles, aka ninepins, has been a popular English pub game since the 17th century. The pins are set up in a square pattern and players attempt to knock them …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • beer and skittles — (UK) People say that life is not all beer and skittles, meaning that it is not about self indulgence and pleasure …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • beer and skittles — noun : drink and play : easygoing enjoyment * * * Brit. amusement; pleasure; fun. * * * beer and skittles Idle enjoyment • • • Main Entry: ↑beer beer and skittles see under ↑beer1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • beer and skittles — [...”skidlz] n. something very easy to do; an easy time of it. □ Did you think life was all beer and skittles? □ All you want is beer and skittles. Don’t you know you have to work hard for what you want? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • beer and skittles — (UK)    People say that life is not all beer and skittles, meaning that it is not about self indulgence and pleasure.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • beer and skittles — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1857 a situation of agreeable ease < won t be all beer and skittles > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • beer and skittles, all —  Entirely pleasant …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • beer — n. 1 a an alcoholic drink made from yeast fermented malt etc., flavoured with hops. b a glass of this, esp. a pint or half pint. 2 any of several other fermented drinks, e.g. ginger beer. Phrases and idioms: beer and skittles amusement (life is… …   Useful english dictionary

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