fun and games

noun Informal.
frivolously diverting activity.

Origin:
1915–20

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fun and games definition


  1. n.
    nonsense; a waste of time. : I've had enough fun and games. Let's get on with the business.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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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]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
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.
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