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    to get the monkey of their back-Meaning?

    The South African coach is hopeful that his team will be able to get the monkey off their back by WINNING their maiden knockout game.

    Could you please explain me meaning of the underlined part?



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    Re: to get the monkey of their back-Meaning?

    "To have a monkey on your back" is an idiom which means to have a serious problem which you feel is weighing you down or causing you to worry all the time. "To get the monkey off your back" would be to get rid of that problem or worry.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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