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fun and games

noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Informal.
frivolously diverting activity.
Origin of fun and games
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for fun and games
  • When things are tough, cut out the garbage and the fun and games junk.
  • Teaching with augmented reality is not all fun and games, however.
  • Walking around wearing ear-buds is all fun and games until a train comes by and flattens an unsuspecting iPod user.
  • There are fun and games galore to be had with this idea.
  • Musicians joined in the dancing, allowing those in the audience to feel as if they'd been allowed to witness family fun and games.
  • But it's all fun and games till somebody loses his head.
  • It's yet another reminder that investing isn't always fun and games.
  • Additionally, hotel services include fun and games for the whole family with an exercise room, gift shop and luxury indoor pool.
  • Kids will also find an arcade, a mini-golf course and a playground for more fun and games.
  • The teams been given a list of fun and games to do along the way.
Slang definitions & phrases for fun and games

fun and games

noun phrase

Pleasure; delightful diversion; amatory dalliance •Most often ironic: Wehad somefun and games a few months ago/ What happens to Romanov after that is fun and games for you, Hardy

[1920+; based on the talk and attitude used toward children by hearty people, and analogous with show and tell]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with fun and games

fun and games

Activity for pure pleasure or diversion. For example, This job isn't all fun and games, you know, or We're just out for fun and games tonight. [ Early 1900s ]
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