Monkey Wrench (Origin)

What Is the Origin of the Saying "Monkey Wrench"?

A monkey wrench is a popular tool used worldwide. It gets its name from its inventor, Charles Moncke (a blacksmith from London).

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Monkey Wrench (Origin)

Examples of Use:

  • A monkey wrench is a versatile tool used for tightening or loosening nuts and bolts.
  • He encountered unexpected difficulties that threw a monkey wrench into his carefully laid plans.
  • The sudden change in weather threw a monkey wrench into our outdoor event; we had to quickly make alternative arrangements.
  • She faced numerous challenges along the way, but she refused to let them become a monkey wrench in her pursuit of success.
  • His unexpected resignation threw a monkey wrench into the team's project, requiring immediate adjustments and reorganization.

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This page was written by Craig Shrives.