have a monkey on one's back
have a monkey on (one's) back definition
to have a drug addiction. (Drugs. Have got can replace have.) : Gert has a monkey on her back.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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