Skittle meaning

skĭtl
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A British form of ninepins, in which a wooden disk or ball is thrown to knock down the pins.
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One of the pins used in skittles.
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A British form of ninepins in which a wooden disk or ball is used to knock down the pins.
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Any of these pins.
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One of the wooden targets used in skittles.
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To play skittles.
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To beat comprehensively.
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To use as a recreational drug a certain over-the-counter cough medication that is taken orally and whose tablets are said to resemble Skittles.
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(not) all beer and skittles
  • (not) pure pleasure and enjoyment
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

(not) all beer and skittles

Origin of skittle

  • Perhaps of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition