monkey with (something)

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monkey with (something)

To tinker, fiddle, or play with something. Hey, don't monkey with the thermostat—it needs to stay at 68 degrees. Grandpa's been monkeying with that old radio all day, but I doubt he'll get it to work again. I wish I hadn't started monkeying with the settings on my computer. It's all messed up now!
See also: monkey

monkey with someone/something

verb
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"Nothing would give me or Teller more pleasure than to hand over Vegas tickets to someone - anyone - who has the nerve to stand in front of us, monkey with us, leave us baffled and ultimately blow us away with their brilliance," says Penn.
Says Penn Jillette: "Nothing would give me or Teller more pleasure than to hand over Vegas tickets to someone - anyone - who has the nerve to stand in front of us, monkey with us, leave us baffled and ultimately blow us away with their brilliance.
Penn Jillette explained: "Nothing would give me or Teller more pleasure than to hand over Vegas tickets to someone - anyone - who has the nerve to stand in front of us, monkey with us, leave us baffled and ultimately blow us away with their brilliance.
Penn says: "Nothing would give me or Teller more pleasure than to hand over Vegas tickets to someone - anyone - who has the nerve to stand in front of us, monkey with us, leave us baffled and ultimately blow us away with their brilliance.