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See monkey wrenchsee work
- ‘That will only make you a pest to your colleagues and employers, and a monkey wrench in the works of the publishing process.’
- ‘Jackie threw a monkey wrench into the works.’
- ‘To be anti-science is to throw a monkey wrench into the scientific method; it is to be a hypocrite in our technological world.’
- ‘The way they are going about it is going to throw a huge monkey wrench into the treaty process.’
- ‘This throws a monkey wrench in the works as far as political loyalties go.’
- ‘Then, a political monkey wrench was thrown into the works.’
- ‘I think it will throw a monkey wrench into the treaty process, which is already questionable as it is.’
- ‘Are you trying to throw a monkey wrench in the works to get out of helping us’?’
- ‘When the market for high tech stocks crashed last April, that put a monkey wrench in their plans.’
- ‘So they threw a monkey wrench of sorts into the project.’
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