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fun and games

noun, Informal.
1.
frivolously diverting activity.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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Slang definitions & phrases for fun 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 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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