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throw a monkey wrench into something

Slang definitions & phrases for throw a monkey wrench into something

throw a monkey wrench into something

verb phrase

To confuse or disable something: Hot-eyed radicals eager to throw a monkey wrench into the social machinery (1920+)


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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