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cakes and ale

Definition of cakes and ale in English:

dated Merrymaking.
Example sentences
  • And once the world is made virtuous, will there be no more cakes and ale?
  • The successful physician starves the first ten years, lives on bread and butter the second, and may have cakes and ale the third decade.
  • This is the worst kind of destructive attitude - denying other people cakes and ale because you've never enjoyed them yourself.
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