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  • noun
    plural -keys
    [count] a type of animal that is closely related to apes and humans and that has a long tail and usually lives in trees - see also rhesus monkey
    chiefly Brit :a person (especially a child) who causes trouble in a playful way
    He's quite a cheeky little monkey, isn't he? - see also grease monkey
    a monkey on your back
    a problem that you cannot easily get rid of or solve :a problem or situation that makes you unhappy and that lasts for a long time
    His drug addiction has been a monkey on his back for years.
    make a monkey out of
    informal :to cause (someone) to look very foolish :to make a fool out of (someone)
    I'm not going to let that salesman make a monkey out of me!
    more fun than a barrel (full) of monkeys
    xem barrel
    not give a monkey's
    Brit informal :to not care at all about something.
    -keys; -keyed; -keying
    monkey around
    or Brit monkey about
    [phrasal verb] informal
    to do things that are not useful or serious :to waste time
    monkey around/about with (something) informal
    to use or do (something) in a way that is not very serious
    to handle or play with (something) in a careless or foolish way
    monkey with
    [phrasal verb]
    monkey with (something) informal :to handle or play with (something) in a careless way :to monkey around with (something)
    I told you not to monkey with [=fool withthe lawn mower.

    * Các từ tương tự:
    monkey bars, monkey business, monkey wrench, monkeyshines