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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com)-- Homes for Autism will host Monkey Around at the Zoo on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan.
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.
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.
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?
While Jerry Hsu gets to monkey around on a fakie nosegrind let's not forget that we all have tails in the womb.
It also means to monkey around, to play the fool, to be less than transparent - rather in the way that Mann was the weekend that Graham Rix first appeared at Tynecastle to replace George Burley.