it's brass monkeys outside

it's brass monkeys outside

The weather is extremely cold. Taken from the semi-vulgar phrase "cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey" or its derivative, "brass monkey weather." Primarily heard in UK. Cor, it's brass monkeys outside tonight!
See also: brass, monkey, outside
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