all fun and games

Idiom

all fun and games

Definition

Describes activities that are initially enjoyable and entertaining but may end in an undesirable outcome.

Examples

Playing with fire is all fun and games until someone gets burned.

The stock market is all fun and games until you lose your money.

Origin

Unknown, believed to have first appeared in the early 1900s.

FAQs

What does “all fun and games” mean? It means activities that are initially enjoyable but may end in an undesirable outcome.

Where did this phrase originate? The origin of this phrase is unknown, however it is believed to have first appeared in the early 1900s.