Definición de brass monkey en inglés:

brass monkey

Silabificación: brass mon·key

sustantivo

informal
Used in phrases to refer to extremely cold weather: it’s brass monkey weather tonight
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Similarly, pack your thermals, because it's colder than a brass monkey's ice lolly.
  • Actually the weather today is much milder than yesterday when it was cold enough to freeze the spheres off a brass monkey (an old sea-faring expression).
  • It got cold on the gun decks and the indentations in the brass monkey would get smaller than the iron cannonballs they were holding.

Origen

mid 19th century: often said to be from a type of brass rack or 'monkey' in which cannonballs were stored and which contracted in very cold weather, ejecting the balls, but this explanation has not been proved.

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