have a monkey on one's back

have a monkey on one's back
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  • have a monkey on one's back — (US sl) To be addicted to drugs • • • Main Entry: ↑monkey …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a monkey on one’s back — tv. to have a drug addiction. (Drugs. Have got can replace have.) □ Gert has a monkey on her back. □ Do you think she wants to have a monkey on her back? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • monkey — {{11}}monkey (n.) 1520s, likely from an unrecorded M.L.G. *moneke or M.Du. *monnekijn, a colloquial word for monkey, originally a diminutive of some Romanic word, Cf. Fr. monne (16c.); M.It. monnicchio, from O.It. monna; Sp. mona ape, monkey. In… …   Etymology dictionary

  • monkey — I. /ˈmʌŋki / (say mungkee) noun (plural monkeys) 1. any member of the mammalian order Primates, including the guenons, macaques, langurs, capuchins, etc., but excluding humans, the anthropoid apes, and the lemurs. 2. a person likened to such an… …  

  • monkey — n. & v. n. (pl. eys) 1 any of various New World and Old World primates esp. of the families Cebidae (including capuchins), Callitrichidae (including marmosets and tamarins), and Cercopithecidae (including baboons and apes). 2 a mischievous person …   Useful english dictionary

  • monkey — 1. n. a playful child. (Also a term of address.) □ Come here, you little monkey! □ Hey, monkey, where are you going? 2. n. a drug addiction. (Drugs. See also have a monkey on one’s back.) □ That monkey of mine is getting hungry again …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • monkey — monkeyish, adj. monkeyishly, adv. monkeyishness, n. /mung kee/, n., pl. monkeys, v., monkeyed, monkeying. n. 1. any mammal of the order Primates, including the guenons, macaques, langurs, and capuchins, but excluding humans, the anthropoid apes,… …   Universalium

  • Monkey Island (series) — Monkey Island series The official logo of the series Developers Lucasfilm Games (1989) LucasArts (1990–present) Telltale Games (2008–present) Creators …   Wikipedia

  • Monkey (advertising character) — Monkey and Al (portrayed by Johnny Vegas), as shown on one of ITV Digital s adverts Monkey (also known as ITV Digital Monkey or PG Tips Monkey, and often pronounced Monkeh in imitation of Johnny Vegas Lancashire accent), is an animated puppet… …   Wikipedia

  • Monkey's fist — For the Monkey Fist style of Chinese martial arts, see Monkey kung fu. Monkey s fist Category Stopper Typical use tied at the end o …   Wikipedia

  • One More Try (George Michael song) — An unrelated number one hit song by Timmy T was also titled One More Try . One More Try Single by George Michael from the album …   Wikipedia


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