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Monkey Business

Monkey Business

    1. Monkey Business - someone who acts foolish, silly

    • I want the children to stop the monkey business.
    • Mary & Rosie go to sleep I don't want any monkey business tonight.
    • The dogs are causing me a lot of trouble with their monkey business.
    • My students were doing monkey business all day today.

    2. Monkey Business - an activiy that is not illegal &/or immoral behavior; minor or borderline crimes

    • I don't like it when the banks do money business.
    • There are some people that do monkey business, so they don't have to pay a lot of taxes.
    • There are so students that do monkey business to get good grades.
    • Do you think a lot of politicians do monkey business to stay in power.

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