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noun: A trick, prank, or antic.
After monkey + shine (a caper). A similar term is monkey business. Earliest documented use: 1832.
"Senator Fritz Hollings opened in his usual direct fashion: Let's cut out the monkeyshines and get down to business."
Mary McGrory; Amtrak Melodrama; The Washington Post; Jun 30, 2002.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. -George Orwell, writer (1903-1950)