Idioms about monkey
- an addiction to a drug or drugs; narcotic dependency.
- an enduring and often vexing habit or urge.
- a burdensome problem, situation, or responsibility; personal affliction or hindrance.
Origin of monkey
usage note for monkey
OTHER WORDS FROM monkeymon·key·ish, adjectivemon·key·ish·ly, adverbmon·key·ish·ness, noun
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How to use monkey in a sentence
Musk has already said the project allowed a monkey to control a computer device with its mind, and as the New York Times reported in 2019, Neuralink has demonstrated a system with 1,500 electrodes connected to a lab rat.Elon Musk is one step closer to connecting a computer to your brain|Rebecca Heilweil|August 28, 2020|Vox
On the whole, monkeys in the groups that faced one or two stressors clung less to their mothers and more readily explored their new surroundings — showing less anxiety — than both the no-stress and the two high-stress groups.Puberty can repair the brain’s stress responses after hardship early in life|Esther Landhuis|August 28, 2020|Science News
Studies in rodents and monkeys had shown that adversity early in life throws the HPA axis off-kilter.Puberty may reboot the brain and behaviors|Esther Landhuis|August 27, 2020|Science News For Students
So the team studied squirrel monkeys that had not yet reached puberty.A bit of stress may help young people build resilience|Esther Landhuis|August 27, 2020|Science News For Students
Remdesivir, however, was more potent in human lung cells, while GS-441524 was more potent in the monkey cells.How two coronavirus drugs for cats might help humans fight COVID-19|Erin Garcia de Jesus|August 11, 2020|Science News
This has occurred with bean bag chairs, children's sweaters, and the Coco The Monkey Teething Toy.9-Year Old With an Uzi? America Is Tougher on Toys Than Guns|Cliff Schecter|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Using skewers/tooth picks, attach monkey bread, Cinnabons, and churros to battleship.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship|Harley Morenstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In July 1925, the town hosted the Scopes Monkey Trial, a landmark case in the history of creationism.The Scopes Monkey Trial 2.0: It’s Not About the Stupid Science-Deniers|Michael Schulson|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The monkey seemed to be sticking his tongue out at me in defiance.
I had no way of knowing—or even asking—if they had mistaken this monkey-faced avatar for me.
But the greatest danger I ever underwent in that kingdom was from a monkey, who belonged to one of the clerks of the kitchen.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
So when Yung Pak's father made him a present of a monkey—a real monkey—alive—he just danced with glee.
After a little while Yung Pak got used to these "monkey shines," and he knew that his pet would not stay away long after mealtime.
And here M. Barbiche suddenly threw himself into the attitude of an enraged and aggressive monkey.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Every night when he goes to bed, the monkey curls himself up by his side and lies there till morning.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for monkey
- to be troubled by a persistent problem
- US and Canadian to be addicted to a drug
Word Origin for monkey
Other Idioms and Phrases with monkey
In addition to the idioms beginning with monkey
- monkey business
- monkey on one's back
- fool (monkey) around
- make a fool (monkey) of
- more fun than a barrel of monkeys
- throw a monkey wrench