a monkey on someone's back

Definition of a monkey on someone's back

  1. :  a problem that someone cannot easily get rid of or solve :  a problem or situation that makes someone unhappy and that lasts for a long time His drug addiction has been a monkey on his back for years.

Word by Word Definitions

monkeyplay
  1. :  a nonhuman primate mammal with the exception usually of the lemurs and tarsiers

    :  any of the smaller longer-tailed catarrhine or platyrrhine primates as contrasted with the apes

    :  a person resembling a monkey

  1. :  mimic, mock

    :  to act in a grotesque or mischievous manner

    :  fool, trifle

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

backplay
  1. :  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

    :  articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage :  formed deep within the mouth

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for


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