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.


Nearby words

  1. no news is good news,
  2. no offense,
  3. no one,
  4. no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the american people,
  5. no pain, no gain,
  6. no problem,
  7. no rest for the weary,
  8. no shit,
  9. no sir,
  10. no skin off one's nose

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