be more fun than a barrel of monkeys

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be more fun than a barrel of monkeys

To be very fun and enjoyable. Primarily heard in US. I always have a great time when Katie's around—she's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!
See also: barrel, fun, monkey, more, of
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it's more fun than a barrel of monkeys

Singular amusement or diversion. This American phrase has been current since about 1920 and alludes to the mischievous playfulness of the primates, perhaps as seen from their circus tricks. A watered-down version of this expression is a barrel of laughs.
See also: barrel, fun, monkey, more, of
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