EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SKITTLES
You'll find none of the 'beer and skittles' of the country up here.
"They received me and my news as one receives a dog in a game of skittles," said he in conclusion.
Bless me, everything's beer and skittles with you just at present then!
The children as good as usual, and even Skittles jolly to the last.
The broken peg skittles dealt with above will do admirably for this (Fig. 34).
Perhaps even being the local magnate was not all beer and skittles!
A life like mine ain't all beer and skittles, I can tell yer.
As to the first—skittles; as to the last—why do you think so?
From her accounts you'd think it was all skittles, but I'm sure there's a hitch somewhere!
One has struck the other, and the great elms have gone down like skittles.
game played with nine pins, 1630s, plural of skittle, the word for the pins used in the game, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish and Norwegian skyttel "shuttle, child's toy"). But OED says there is no evidence of a connection.