more fun than a barrel (full) of monkeys

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of more fun than a barrel (full) of monkeys

US, informal + somewhat old-fashioned
: very funny and enjoyable
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Word by Word Definitions

more play
  1. : greater

  2. : additional, further

  1. : in addition

  2. : moreover

  3. : to a greater or higher degree

  1. : a greater quantity, number, or amount

  2. : something additional : an additional amount

  3. : persons of higher rank

  1. : additional persons or things or a greater amount

fun play
  1. : what provides amusement or enjoyment

  2. : a mood for finding or making amusement

  3. : amusement, enjoyment

  1. : to indulge in banter or play : joke

  1. : providing entertainment, amusement, or enjoyment

  2. : full of fun : pleasant

barrel play
  1. : a round bulging vessel of greater length than breadth that is usually made of staves bound with hoops and has flat ends of equal diameter

  2. : the amount contained in a barrel

  3. : a great quantity

  1. : to put or pack in a barrel

  2. : to move at a high speed or without hesitation

full play
  1. : containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

  2. : complete especially in detail, number, or duration

  3. : lacking restraint, check, or qualification

  1. : very, extremely

  2. : entirely

  3. : straight, squarely

  1. : the highest or fullest state or degree

  2. : the utmost extent

  1. : to become full

  2. : to make full in sewing

  1. : to shrink and thicken (woolen cloth) by moistening, heating, and pressing

monkey play monkeys
  1. : a nonhuman primate mammal with the exception usually of the lemurs and tarsiers

  2. : a person resembling a monkey

  3. : a ludicrous figure : dupe

  1. : mimic, mock

  2. : to act in a grotesque or mischievous manner

  3. : fool, trifle


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