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Have you ever heard about this phrase? What is the picture like in your mind when you read it initially？If you are thinking about something related to pranks, then you are right!
Monkey business refers to an activity that is considered silly, stupid, or time-wasting. It debuted in the 1880s, transferring the mischievous, sly actions of monkeys to human beings. There is a similar American slang, called monkeyshines, used to describe mischievous pranks likewise. Meanwhile, monkey business could also refer to dishonest behavior.
We know there was a lot of monkey business with counting ballots in the previous election
That’s enough monkey business. Now, stop it and get to work!
There are some other interesting phrases about “ monkey“. Follow me to learn about them!
1. I’ll be monkey’s uncle
an expression of surprise or amazement
Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle. He did make his movie successful.
I’ll be a monkey’s uncle. Mike just got an offer from Cambridge University!
2. monkey bite
a kiss that leaves a blotch or mark
Hey, I have an important meeting in the morning—don’t go leaving a monkey bite where everyone can see it!
Who gave you that monkey bite?
3. monkey’s wedding
a rain shower that occurs while the sun is shining
Apart from a brief monkey’s wedding, the weather was fabulous during the entire event.
Look! It’s a monkey’s wedding!
4. monkey on (one’s) back
a drug addiction or a persistent burden or problem
I’ve been clean and sober for nearly five years, but I can still feel the monkey on my back breathing down my neck.
Trust me, don’t get in debt. You don’t want that monkey on your back.
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