life isn't all beer and skittles. meaning

[American slang]
Prov. Life is not pleasurable all the time; you cannot always be having fun. (Skittles is a game like bowling.)
  I don't really mind going back to work when my vacation is over. Life isn't all beer and skittles, and I enjoy my fun that much more because I have work to compare it to.
  When George's parents stopped supporting him, George suddenly discovered that life isn't all beer and skittles.

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