I-ll-be-a-monkey-s-uncle meaning

(idiomatic) (often preceded by well) Expressing complete surprise or disbelief.

Well I’ll be a monkey's uncle! I would never have thought that tourists would go into space!

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Origin of i-ll-be-a-monkey-s-uncle

  • "I'll be a monkey's uncle" dates from after 1926, the date of the widely publicized Scopes Trial in the United States, where the term first appears. It appears in print starting in the 1930s.

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