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    Could you give me some examples ?

    My teacher sometimes says okie - donkey or tricky - monkey (I don't know if I typed right). What do we call that ? When will we use them ? Could you give me more examples, please ? Thanks ^__^


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    Re: Could you give me some examples ?

    I know "okey-dokey" and "tricky-dicky".

    They are colloquialisms. The first is merely OK in an even more informal form. The second says that someone is a bit too clever for their own good.

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    Re: Could you give me some examples ?

    I'm wondering if "tricky monkey" is actually "cheeky monkey," which is strictly a British phrase. I believe it refers to someone who is being impudent or a "smart arse," as they'd say across the Pond.

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    Re: Could you give me some examples ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    I'm wondering if "tricky monkey" is actually "cheeky monkey," which is strictly a British phrase. I believe it refers to someone who is being impudent or a "smart arse," as they'd say across the Pond.
    It is "cheeky monkey" and I often call my nephews and nieces this phrase. Where I am from it is of a positive nature. "Smart arse" is rather negative in connotation.

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