fun and games


noun (used with a singular or plural verb) Informal.

frivolously diverting activity.

Origin of fun and games

First recorded in 1915–20
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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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