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brass-monkey weather

very cold weather

TRANSLATION

sehr kaltes Wetter

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

"...with the continued irritant of England on its doorstep, Scotland has survived... BRASS-MONKEY WEATHER and the annual invasion of stand-up comedians arriving for the Edinburgh Festival."

(BBC America-Com - Jan 2002)

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The interesting phrase "It's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey" can be traced back to the 19th century and refers originally to a brass figure.

If the weather is really, really, really cold - we amusingly refer to brass monkeys, often without quoting the complete phrase which would be impolite, especially in mixed company.

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