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    monkey around or horse around

    1)"Who's been..........around with the remote control? Nothing seems to work."


    2)"Can you children stop............around in here? You'll break something. Why don't you go out and play?"

    We were given to options A. monkey around and B. horse around. I guess A fits in 1) and B fits in 2)?

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    Re: monkey around or horse around

    1)"Who's been..........around with the remote control? Nothing seems to work."
    2)"Can you children stop............around in here? You'll break something. Why don't you go out and play?"


    ostap.
    1) Who's been monkeying around...?
    2) Can you children stop horsing around...?

    not a teacher

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    Re: monkey around or horse around

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    1)"Who's been..........around with the remote control? Nothing seems to work."
    2)"Can you children stop............around in here? You'll break something. Why don't you go out and play?"


    ostap.
    1) Who's been monkeying around...?
    2) Can you children stop horsing around...?

    not a teacher
    I agree with JMurray's response. To "monkey with" or "monkey around with" generally means to "tamper" with something. Other expressions that can be used in the context of #1 are "fiddle around" and "mess with."

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