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Barrel of monkeys


good-natured pandemonium

Perhaps it’s the silliness of the image, or how perplexed and tickled you’d feel if you ever saw a barrel of monkeys.
Word Origin

based on what would happen if monkeys were in a barrel
Usage Note



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