Definition of monkey business in English:

monkey business

Line breaks: mon¦key busi|ness

noun

[mass noun] informal
Mischievous or deceitful behaviour: she wasn’t going to have any monkey business where the reputation of her only daughter was concerned
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  • It seems that 2003 is off to a good start as, this week, DJs big and small will provide many a chance for tomfoolery and monkey business.
  • I think that when you have the television screens in the courtroom, less monkey business goes on.
  • When you look at these pictures, you know there was no monkey business, and that I was not sneaking around trying to steal pictures of people.
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