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n. Slang
often monkeyshines A mischievous or playful trick; a prank: laughed at my daughter's monkeyshines.


a prank or trick


(ˈmʌŋ kiˌʃaɪn)

Usu., monkeyshines. monkey business (def. 1).
[1820–30, Amer.]
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Slang. A mischievous act.Often used in plural:
Informal: shenanigan.
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