monkey around

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Related to monkey around: monkey business
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.monkey around - do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idlymonkey around - do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
puddle - mess around, as in a liquid or paste; "The children are having fun puddling in paint"
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
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Samuel Peters gained a cult following after he started pushing his adopted cuddly toy monkey around in a pram to the sound of music - while wearing a Roman centurion hat and bright red military dress jacket.
WHEN it comes to cheering up hungry chimps, the Mirror does not monkey around After telling yesterday how Tesco stopped supplying cheap fruit and veg to a sanctuary, we handed the animals this juicy box of goodies.
The energized monkey is more than willing to play games, eat bananas and monkey around for as long as the owners would let him.
Dozens of children showed up to monkey around on the Monkey Madness Fun Bus which pulled up into Huddersfield town centre at the weekend as part of a fundraising bid for Linthwaite-based Ruddi's Retreat.
Loose Salute doesn't monkey around when it comes to music.
And parents have leapt at the chance to monkey around and take the ape to a host of venues ranging from a trip up the Radio City Tower which involved a family counting the floors and pressing lift buttons to a trip to log the number of animals at Chester Zoo.
ALERTJ Edinburgh Sheriff Court has strict policies on security BENCH LARK Z Neds monkey around on the sheriff's desk before being caught by court staff
New Tricks (BBC1, 9pm) It's the end of the series for the old dogs, and they're off to monkey around at the zoo.
Welcome to Wall Street, the City of London and all the venerable institutions permitted to monkey around with our money
It seems the lamentable incident has followed Essex's favourite estate-reared, Burberry-clad howler monkey around ever since like a bad smell - talking of which, have you had a whiff of her new perfume?