have (one's) monkey up

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have (one's) monkey up

To be angry. I hope you don't have your monkey up—I wasn't trying to insult you. I have my monkey up because of this whole situation—it's amazing that I haven't screamed at the whole staff today.
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have (or get) your monkey up

be angry.
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En total, dice el comandante Romero, existen 38 grupos delictivos, entre los que destacan los siguientes: Los Chilas, Los Morelianos, Los Rolex, Los Gallinas y Los Monkies.
Too often their ideas have seemed more like unsubstantiated propaganda or what Hume described as `the playsome whimsies of monkies in human shape' than `the serious.
The Monkies have a hectic football schedule, running teams not only in the NSFA competition but also in the English Colleges League.
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Liverpool Crown Court heard he was condemned by a text which read: "We could end up wi' junkie monkies.