barrel of monkeys

The idiom “barrel of monkeys” refers to a situation that is extremely fun or entertaining. The origins of this idiom are uncertain, but it is believed to have emerged in the early 20th century, possibly originating from the use of monkeys in circus performances.

In the 1930s, the game company Milton Bradley produced a game called “Barrel of Monkeys,” which consisted of a barrel full of small plastic monkeys with hooked arms. The object of the game was to hook the monkeys together by their arms, creating a chain.

Over time, the game became a popular children’s toy and the phrase “barrel of monkeys” began to be used more widely to describe any situation that was lively, entertaining, or fun. Today, the idiom is often used to describe situations or activities that are enjoyable and amusing, such as a party or a comedy show.

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