monkey tricks

US monkey shines

pl n
  1. informal mischievous behaviour or acts, such as practical jokes

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How to use monkey tricks in a sentence

  • But Jack was only second to Nero in monkey tricks, and he held on in a most tenacious manner.

  • They all had names; and there was a naughty little Alexander, whose monkey tricks made even Sylvia laugh.

    Countess Kate | Charlotte M. Yonge
  • I have not withstood Maitland to be won by the monkey tricks and mawkish commonplace of ordinary men.

    Discipline | Mary Brunton
  • The devil take you, and your lies, and your damn monkey tricks!'

    Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery | Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • But from all these monkey tricks she found relief in her real music.