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monkey drill


athletic or military training or calisthenics

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monkey drill

noun phrase

Calisthenics; physical training exercises

[late 1800s+ Armed forces; fr the fact that the exercisers follow the movements of the instructor, as ''monkey see, monkey do'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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