more fun than a barrel of monkeys

more fun than a barrel of monkeys

Very fun, enjoyable, and funny. I always have a great time when Katie's around—she's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

more fun than a barrel of monkeys

 and as much fun as a barrel of monkeys
Cliché a great deal of fun. (Compare this with as funny as a barrel of monkeys.) Roger always makes me laugh! He is as much fun as a barrel of monkeys. The circus was more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

more fun than a barrel of monkeys

Very amusing or diverting, as in That video game was more fun than a barrel of monkeys. This expression, first recorded in 1895, alludes to the playful behavior of these primates.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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.
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It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Everybody laughs all the time.
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