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I'll be a monkey's uncle

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Old-fashioned quip intuitively relates to an expression of disbelief in Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Perhaps because of the centrality of this example in popular culture and the longevity of the related controversy, the quip has retained use.

Interjection

I’ll be a monkey’s uncle!

  1. (idiomatic) (often preceded by well) expressing complete surprise or disbelief
    Well I’ll be a monkey's uncle! I would never have thought that tourists would go into space!

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