Monkey business 猢猻把戲 (胡鬧)

更新時間 2012年 5月 24日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間15:24
'Lequinho', a two-month-old monkey in Rio de Janeiro

A veterinarian plays with Lequinho, a two-month-old green monkey, whose mother died upon giving birth and is being cared for by a team at Rio de Janeiro's zoo. Photo: Vanderlei Almeida/AFP

Monkey business 猢猻把戲 (胡鬧)

當某人參與 monkey business 的時候,這就是說這個人在胡鬧。這個短語也能用來表達那些不誠實或違規的行為。


Scientists studying wild vervet monkeys in South Africa found that the animals were better able to learn a task when it was demonstrated by a female. The team from the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, compared the animals' responses to demonstrations of a simple box-opening task.

科學家在南非研究野生長尾猴的時候發現,當雌性動物做示範時,其它觀摩動物能夠更好地完成學習任務。瑞士 Neuchatel 大學的研究小組在這個項目中通過讓雄性猴子和雌性猴子分別示範一個簡單的開瓶蓋的任務,比較了動物對主導雄性或雌性猴子的反應。


Two policemen showed up at my neighbour's doorstep this morning. I've always suspected there's been some monkey business going on in the house.

Stop this monkey business in the classroom! You should pay attention to your lessons!


Not giving a monkey's (about something) 意思是對什麼事情漠不關心。

I don't give a monkey's if my ex-boyfriend is getting married or not.


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