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Definition of brass monkeys

brass monkeys

adjective

  • very cold. From "It's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey." London slang.
    It's brass monkeys out there.

    Last edited on Mar 29 2011. Submitted by Steve G. from Wien, Austria on Nov 10 1999.

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