I'll be a monkey's uncle
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This phrase dates from after 1926, the date of the widely publicized Scopes Trial in the United States, where the term first appears. It first in print appears starting in the 1930s.
- (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!