monkeyshine


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mon·key·shine

 (mŭng′kē-shīn′)
n. Slang
often monkeyshines A mischievous or playful trick; a prank: laughed at my daughter's monkeyshines.

monkeyshine

(ˈmʌŋkɪˌʃaɪn)
n
a prank or trick

mon•key•shine

(ˈmʌŋ kiˌʃaɪn)

n.
Usu., monkeyshines. monkey business (def. 1).
[1820–30, Amer.]
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monkeyshine

noun
Slang. A mischievous act.Often used in plural:
Informal: shenanigan.
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Further, criminal charges were not recommended for the financial monkeyshine as the Royal Commission determined the question to be outside its jurisdiction.
Do you suppose this bit of monkeyshine could have influenced your judgment in any way?
And to blame for their woeful misfortune will solely be the western powers that led them up the garden path with their notorious trickery and monkeyshines.