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Re: Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey

Posted by Barney on August 07, 2002

In Reply to: Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey posted by j zilla on August 07, 2002

: This refers to the brass balls displayed by pawnbrokers - they aparently also used to have a brass monkey above them - cold weather would force the welding to snap.

I don't think so - it does not tie in with reality at any point other than the brass balls.

See also: the meaning and origin of 'Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey'.