throw a monkey wrench into something


throw a monkey wrench into something
v. cause something to fail

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • throw a monkey wrench into something — throw a monkey wrench into (something) to cause something to fail. We keep trying to get together, but her crazy schedule keeps throwing a monkey wrench into our plans …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw a monkey wrench into something — throw a ˈmonkey wrench in/into sth idiom (also throw a ˈwrench in/into sth) (NAmE, informal) to do sth to spoil sb s plans Main entry: ↑monkey wr …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw a monkey wrench in something — throw a ˈmonkey wrench in/into sth idiom (also throw a ˈwrench in/into sth) (NAmE, informal) to do sth to spoil sb s plans Main entry: ↑monkey wr …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw a monkey wrench into — (something) to cause something to fail. We keep trying to get together, but her crazy schedule keeps throwing a monkey wrench into our plans …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw a monkey wrench into the works — (USA) If you throw a monkey wrench into the works, you ensure that something fails …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • throw a monkey wrench into — cause something that is going smoothly to stop He threw a monkey wrench into our plans to go to the lake for the summer …   Idioms and examples

  • throw a wrench into something — throw a ˈwrench in/into sth idiom (NAmE, informal) = ↑throw a monkey wrench in something Main entry: ↑wrenchidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw\ a\ monkey\ wrench — • throw a monkey wrench • throw a wrench v. phr. informal To cause something that is going smoothly to stop. The game was going smoothly until you threw a monkey wrench into the works by fussing about the rules. The Michigan tacklers threw a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • throw/hurl/toss a monkey wrench into — US informal : to damage or change (something) in a way that ruins it or prevents it from working properly The storm threw a monkey wrench into their plans for a picnic. [=the storm ruined their plans for a picnic] • • • Main Entry: ↑monkey wrench …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw a monkey wrench — or[throw a wrench] {v. phr.}, {informal} To cause something that is going smoothly to stop. * /The game was going smoothly until you threw a monkey wrench into the works by fussing about the rules./ * /The Michigan tacklers threw a wrench into… …   Dictionary of American idioms


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