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monkeyshine

[muhng-kee-shahyn] /ˈmʌŋ kiˌʃaɪn/
noun
1.
Usually, monkeyshines. a frivolous or mischievous prank; monkey business.
Origin of monkeyshine
1820-1830
1820-30; monkey + shine1 (in the sense of ‘a foolish prank’)
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