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no picnic

Slang definitions & phrases for no picnic

no picnic

noun phrase

A difficult or trying experience; a hard time or task: While the ground crew didn't exactly have to carry me onto the plane kicking and screaming, it was no picnic/ It's no picnic, teaching people to play (1888+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with no picnic

no picnic

Difficult, no fun, as in Recovering from abdominal surgery is no picnic. This expression, alluding to a picnic as a pleasant occasion, was first recorded in 1888.
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