cheeky monkey

British informal
used for telling someone that they are not showing respect, when you are not really angry

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  • cheeky — adjective BrE 1 rude or disrespectful, especially towards someone older such as a teacher or parent: Don t be so cheeky! | The cheeky devil! | cheeky monkey: Cheeky monkey! Get your hand out of the biscuit tin. 2 approving disrespectful or not… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • monkey — I UK [ˈmʌŋkɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms monkey : singular monkey plural monkeys * 1) an animal with a long tail that climbs trees and uses its hands in the same way that people do 2) informal someone, especially a child who behaves badly… …   English dictionary

  • Cheeky Angel — Cover of the first English edition volume of Cheeky Angel with Megumi (front) and Genzo (right) 天使な小生意気 (Tenshi na Konamaiki) Genre Action …   Wikipedia

  • Monkey World — Date opened 1987 Location Dorset, England Land area 65 acres (26.3 ha) Number of animals 222 Number of species 16 Website …   Wikipedia

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  • cheeky — cheek|y [ˈtʃi:ki] adj BrE rude or disrespectful, sometimes in a way that is amusing cheeky devil/monkey etc ▪ You did that on purpose, you cheeky little devil! ▪ Now don t be cheeky to your elders, young woman. ▪ a chubby five year old with a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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