monkey see, monkey do


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Monkey see, monkey do.

Prov. Children imitate what they see other people doing. I don't let my children watch TV programs that show kids being disrespectful to their elders. I know what would happen if I did: monkey see, monkey do.
See also: monkey

monkey see, monkey do

mainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL
People say monkey see, monkey do to criticize someone for copying someone else without thinking about what they are doing. A danger with workplace training is a `monkey see, monkey do' approach which does not value skills and knowledge.
See also: monkey