Definition of chutes and ladders in English:

chutes and ladders

plural noun

  • US term for snakes and ladders
    • ‘Born broke with a dead mother and a deadbeat artist father, Becky Sharp relies on her cunning to scale her way up and along the chutes and ladders of British society.’
    • ‘Right now we've got two slightly demented cats who, when not playing chutes and ladders amid empty boxes, stare fixedly at the walls.’