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"the monkeys have hit the button"

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"the monkeys have hit the button"

Postby Jasperbox » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:15 am

I saw this "the monkeys have hit the button" on a website(from http://www.cairoshell.com/),I guess that it means that the deadline is coming,but I don't know the exact meaning,who can help me with it?
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Re: "the monkeys have hit the button"

Postby ETutor » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:31 pm

The term “the monkeys have hit the button” usually means that a process has been set in motion that cannot be stopped. In most cases, the expected outcome will be bad. But in either case, it means the process has started. I hope this is helpful in your understanding of the statement you read. Do you have the context of this statement? Perhaps I can be more helpful if you give me the sentence it was used in.
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