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By , June 6, 2016 10:19 am

What is an Idiom?
There are a several idioms that are related to Monkeys and whilst some have negative undertones, some can be positive and complimentary.
An idiom is a phrase or an expression that should not be taken literally. For when you use an idiom in everyday language, then it has a different meaning than the basic meaning or definition of the words as found in a dictionary.
An example of this might be “Get your skates on.” If taken literally, then you are being told to put on your skates. However, this phrase, or idiom is often used by someone who is telling you hurry up.
“A Monkey on your Back.”To say that there is serious problem that you cannot forget.
“Monkey Business”
A way of saying that you should stop messing around. To settle down and stop the monkey business. “Funny as a Barrel of Monkey’s.”To be extremely funny. “Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.— Malcom De Chazal
“Make a Monkey out of.”
To make a person appear foolish or silly.
“If You Pay Peanuts, You Get Monkey’s.”
To way of saying that you only get what you pay for. If you pay silly, low wages, then you will get silly people.
A song parody about animal idioms – From Pacifica High Schools Spring Plays Festival

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