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monkey businessnoun [U]

uk   /ˈmʌŋ.ki ˌbɪz.nɪs/ us   /ˈmʌŋ.ki ˌbɪz.nɪs/
behaviour that is not acceptable or is dishonest: The teacher suspected that there had been some monkey business going on while she was out of the room.
(Definition of monkey business from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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monkey businessnoun [U]

us   /ˈmʌŋ·ki ˌbɪz·nəs/
dishonest or illegal behavior: There’s been some monkey business connected with his tax returns.
(Definition of monkey business from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “monkey business”
in Chinese (Simplified) 骗人把戏, 恶作剧…
in Chinese (Traditional) 騙人的把戲, 惡作劇…
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