(as) clever as a wagonload of monkeys

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(as) clever as a wagonload of monkeys

Impish or mischievous. ("Cartload" can be used instead of "wagonload.") Primarily heard in UK. Don't let those boys sit together—they're as clever as a wagonload of monkeys.
See also: clever, monkey, of, wagonload
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