Definition of fun and games

: light amusement

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While fun and games for fans, college athletics has become very big business and, under his leadership, the conference saw its revenue and television contracts grow significantly, including his spearheading of the Big Ten Network. Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press, "Kevin Warren's hiring puts the business of the Big Ten in solid hands," 22 June 2019 In the beginning, golf was all about fun and games, and still is to this day! Los Angeles Times, "Freshman golfer Sophia Martinez wins national essay contest," 30 Aug. 2019 Fans of the Netflix sensation, which released new episodes today, are bracing for more than fun and games at Starcourt Mall. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "'Stranger Things 3' depicts frightful '80s mall culture in Indiana. These people lived it," 4 July 2019 Going back to school wasn’t all fun and games, despite what those back-to-school stories will tell you, writes John Kass. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: CTU group’s Venezuela trip slammed as ‘propaganda tour,’ a ‘nightmare’ year for Illinois farmers and other things to know to start your day," 19 Aug. 2019 As beauty editors, traveling is an important part of the job, and living a jet-setting life is all fun and games...until your skin freaks out and jet lag overtakes your body. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Marie Claire Beauty Editors Share Their In-Flight Beauty Routines," 24 July 2019 Briggs' history of this field isn't all fun and games. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Joe Bob Briggs Live: How Rednecks Saved Hollywood': Film Review | Fantasia 2019," 23 July 2019 Give yourself a spending limit on Sunday, when your money ruler, the Sun, opposes Pluto, your personal planet of fun and games. Venus Australis,, "Your Horoscope This Week," 14 July 2019 Besides eating, drinking, shimmying and general fun and games, the event also has shopping potential — area artisans will be selling their wares. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Partake in garlic every which way at Garlic Fest in Walker’s Point," 19 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of fun and games

1920, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fun and games

: activity that is meant to be enjoyable rather than serious

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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