Definition of a monkey wrench in the works in English:

a monkey wrench in the works

phrase

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    • ‘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.’