from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A mischievous or playful trick; a prank. Often used in the plural: laughed at my daughter's monkeyshines.
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- n. A trick or prank like a monkey's; mischief; buffoonery; tomfoolery; monkeyism; shenanigans.
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When the banks get a whiff of money to be made, or that you are going to give them the old monkeyshine ... whoosh!
The adjectives "elfin" and "colossal" seldom keep company together, but this instance marks a grand exception; it is a monkeyshine of unprecedented scale.
"I did cut a monkeyshine or two," admitted the young man.
BARRING sociology (which is yet, of course, scarcely a science at all, but rather a monkeyshine which happens to pay, like play-acting or theology), psychology is the youngest of the sciences, and hence chiefly guesswork, empiricism, hocus-pocus, poppycock.
"It's not just aimless monkeyshine shenanigans," Setzler insisted.
To: Cinnamon Girl; Pharmboy; forkinsocket; blam; Alouette; dennisw; monkeyshine
'Cause I'm not going along with this monkeyshine about unified.
To: neverdem; Lando Lincoln; quidnunc;. cnI redruM; SJackson; dennisw; monkeyshine;