brass monkey


brass monkey
Brass monkey
If it's brass monkey weather, or cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, it is extremely cold.

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  • Brass monkey — is the name of various people and things. In several cases, the people and things were named after, or as an allusion to, the colloquial expression.*Brass monkey (colloquial expression), meaning something solid and inert that can only be affected …   Wikipedia

  • brass\ monkey — British slang for very cold weather, short for colder than a brass monkey s tit. {Hmmm. And here I thought it was Colder than a witch s tit and Colder than the balls on a brass monkey.} How cold is it? It s brass monkey …   Dictionary of american slang

  • brass\ monkey — British slang for very cold weather, short for colder than a brass monkey s tit. {Hmmm. And here I thought it was Colder than a witch s tit and Colder than the balls on a brass monkey.} How cold is it? It s brass monkey …   Dictionary of american slang

  • brass monkey — /bras ˈmʌŋki/ (say brahs mungkee) phrase Colloquial 1. brass monkey weather, very cold weather. 2. cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, extremely cold. {US (mid 19th century); with reference to a monkey figurine made of brass,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • brass monkey —    If it s brass monkey weather, or cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, it is extremely cold.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Brass monkey —   If it s brass monkey weather, or cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, it is extremly cold …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • brass monkey — adjective Very cold. Its brass monkey weather today, isnt it? …   Wiktionary

  • brass monkey — I Australian Slang three balls that hang outside a pawn shop II Everyday English Slang in Ireland phr In reference to exceptionally cold weather It d freeze the balls off a brass monkey . III Glesga Glossary Junkie …   English dialects glossary

  • Brass Monkey — noun a) An Australian lager beer. b) A brand of inexpensive liquor …   Wiktionary

  • Brass monkey — three balls that hang outside a pawn shop …   Dictionary of Australian slang