Monkey Wrench (Origin)

by Craig Shrives

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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What are idioms? What is figurative language? A list of common grammar errors A list of easily confused words A list of sayings and proverbs