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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 127. The noun phrase today is
monkey business. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If we say that there is
some monkey business or we suspect monkey business, it refers to either
foolish, mischievous, or dishonest activities. Okay. Let's continue. The
origin of monkey business is originally from Bengali. It was a Bengali phrase. It
is believed the British picked it up when they occupied India. A number of
temples were often populated by monkeys. Of, of course who do not have the best
behavior. They would often steal things from humans, poop and urinate everywhere.
Yeah. I've actually gone to a few temples where there are monkeys around
and I've heard of cases too. I think I heard of case I remember in Malaysia. I
remember another girl I met who was travelling one time and she actually got
bit by a monkey. I actually seen teeth marks on her arm. She said the monkey was
trying to steal stuff from her she tried to pull back and the monkey actually bit
her on her arm. So they have been known to do this. So they poo poo and pee pee.
They climb over sacred objects. They steal things. So this is the idea. That is
why we say monkey business. Okay. Yeah. They would often steal things from humans,
poop and urinate everywhere climb over sacred statues and objects. Any
mischievous behavior became to be called monkey business or started to be
called monkey business. Okay. Good. So anyway, we
have other three examples to show just how we will use this phrase. Something
doesn't seem right. I think there must be some monkey business going on here. You
often hear people say there must be monkey business going on. Something's
wrong something. In this case, they probably mean something
dishonest or something that's not quite right. Well, let's look at number two.
Every time I step out of the classroom, when I return I am sure to find some
monkey business was going on. Basically was happening when I returned. Yeah. If
you've ever seen the old movie "Kindergarten Cop. " I know it's really,
really old now with Arnold Schwarzenegger. When he was taking care
of the kindergarten class and he couldn't control them. They were just
going like wild animals all over the place. You know, so yeah sometimes if
there's no teacher there long enough, you know the younger the class is the more
likely there might be some monkey business going on, while the teacher
steps out of the room. Okay. Good and let's look at number three here. The
numbers don't add up. A lot of money is missing. I think there must be some
monkey business going on. All right. Again this is a case where probably,
probably something dishonest ... money is missing. Perhaps somebody stole it or
something doesn't seem quite right. Okay. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. I hope it
was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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