Definition of fun and games

: light amusement

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Recent Examples on the Web Having a famous parent is all fun and games until someone decides to get naked. Natalie Morin,, "Everyone Loved Gwyneth Paltrow’s Birthday Nude — Except Apple Martin," 28 Sep. 2020 This collection isn’t all about fun and games, however. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Inspired by Club Kids, a New Collection by Veronika Vilim, Chase Noelle, and Lida Fox Is Something to Dance About," 19 Sep. 2020 The artists continued the fun and games over on Instagram. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Justin Bieber Comes to the Rescue In DJ Khaled's 'Popstar' Featuring Drake: Watch," 4 Sep. 2020 One of the most iconic family Christmas traditions is decorating the tree—which is all fun and games until a sentimental ornament gets broken. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "This $4 Product Will Keep Heavy Ornaments from Falling Off Your Christmas Tree," 31 Aug. 2020 For women, sports are more than just fun and games. USA Today, "We’re serving as a catalyst for women in the workplace, for women in sport.," 13 Aug. 2020 But prepping for the shoot wasn’t all fun and games, as evidenced by a new video Gaga uploaded to her Instagram on Thursday, August 6. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Lady Gaga Accidentally Scratched Ariana Grande’s Eye Rehearsing for the ‘Rain on Me’ Video," 6 Aug. 2020 Or is worldwide strife big enough to stop our fun and games merely a predictable given in an otherwise uncertain world? Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: Is it a curse? Coronavirus, boycott, war and stuff that shatters Olympic dreams every 40 years.," 11 Apr. 2020 The other story, existing just beneath the surface, is about five women who were under extreme pressure to make more hits and pretend that the discriminatory obstacles in front of them were all just fun and games. Hank Stuever, Washington Post, "For too long, the story of the Go-Go’s was a cautionary tale. A new documentary turns it into a triumph.," 30 July 2020

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First Known Use of fun and games

1920, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2020

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“Fun and games.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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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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