Not all beer and skittles



adjective phrase

(also not all skittles and beer) Not entirely pleasant or easy; not a picnic, cinch, piece of cake, etc

[1857+; fr skittles,a bowling game played in taverns and pubs; Dickens used the form all porter and skittles in 1837]

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