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funny business

noun, Informal.
1.
improper or unethical conduct, as deception or trickery:
He won't stand for any funny business here.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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noun

amorous behavior; sexual intercourse

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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funny business

Deceit, treachery, unethical conduct. For example, We suspect their outfit has been up to some funny business. [ ; c. 1880 ]
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