fun and games


plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: light amusement

Examples of fun and games in a Sentence

soon found out that owning and maintaining a yacht wasn't all fun and games it's not all fun and games at the summer music camp, where students are expected to take their studies seriously
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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fun and games was in 1920

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“Fun and games.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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