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monkeyshines

n. tricks; small acts of mischief. These kids are a lot of fun despite their monkeyshines.
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18) Two words from the wizened little monkey in Berlin, and Martin Dies starts cutting monkeyshines in Congress.
So what, then, am I to make of a new book that demonstrates tangible effects of presidential rhetoric concerning the war on drugs, a book that suggests modern presidents actually lead through rhetorical "signals" rather than merely carrying on a game of monkeyshines with public opinion?
Conference sessions have been announced on the GDC Canada website with speakers from Electronic Arts Black Box, Monkeyshines Entertainment and Maxis/Electronic Arts recently confirmed, and others being added continuously.
I came to college to learn something, to get an education with my head, and not monkeyshines with my arms and legs" (Yezierska 1999, 216).
Wirt Elizabeth Thompson, an eye-opener incomparable to anything I had written about before, including the scam of federal deposit insurance, the monkeyshines at the World Bank, and other unconstitutional and unaccountable quasi-federal agencies.
24) The Nation wrote that Rolph's style suggested the "glamour, the professional geniality, and the circus monkeyshines of modern royalty.