like a monkey on a stick(redirected from like monkeys on a stick)
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like a monkey on a stick
1. In or having a restless, agitated, and disruptive manner. I could sense that Timmy was like a monkey on a stick at the back of class, so I came up with a task that might distract his attention for a while.
2. Clinging on to something, especially that which is in the air or above something else. We clung to the top of the tree like monkeys on a stick waiting for the rescue services to reach us.
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like a monkey on a stickrestless and agitated.
The image here is of a child's toy which consists of a figure of a monkey attached to a stick up and down which it can be moved.
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