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beer and skittles

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  • Found as early as 1837, in Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, where it appears in the form, “It’s a reg’lar holiday to them—all porter and skittles”. The most common form, as a negative admonition, appears to have been popularized by Thomas Hughes in Tom Brown's School Days.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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beer and skittlesSomething pleasurable.
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