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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Birmingham, MI, July 13, 2017 --( Homes for Autism will host Monkey Around at the Zoo on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Reggie, a red-shanked douc monkey from Vietnam, is featured in the campaign; he's looking for his mate--or at least someone DTMA (down to monkey around).
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.
It seems we all like to monkey around and our relatives in the animal kingdom are an entertaining bunch.
Loose Salute doesn't monkey around when it comes to music.
Set in ancient woodland, you'll build dens, tackle the tree creeper climb, monkey around on rope swings and whoosh down five zip wires.
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