a small tree-climbing animal with a long tail belonging to the class of animals most like humans
a child who is full of annoying play fullness and tricks
"Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"
"The reporter fiddle with the facts"
"The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
A little curly-headed, good-for-nothing, And mischief-making monkey from his birth.
Bryant had been monkeying on Wall Street, and the result had been a warrant for his arrest.
出自： J. Hilton
Any departure from tradition..would be as serious as monkeying about with..an old school tie.