monkey shines


Usually, monkeyshines. a frivolous or mischievous prank; monkey business.

1820–30; monkey + shine Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
monkey tricks or (US) monkey shines
pl n
informal mischievous behaviour or acts, such as practical jokes
monkey shines or (US) monkey shines
pl n

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