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[often with negative] Amusement or enjoyment:‘life isn't all beer and skittles’
pleasure, entertainment, enjoyment, amusement, excitement, gratificationView synonyms
- ‘Long term intense relationships have parts where you have to work at it - it ain't all beer and skittles.’
- ‘And as he said, working in China isn't all beer and skittles.’
- ‘So there you go, it's not all beer and skittles being top dog.’
- ‘As we well know, the writer's life is all beer and skittles, answerable to no-one, making vast fortunes from every stroke of the pen… and those fabulous public engagements, reading to masses of adoring fans.’
- ‘For the elderly, the late life period is not one of beer and skittles, but rather one of transition and adjustment to loss.’
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