A frantic dash, usually from one side of a city to another. Also emergency travel between two countries organised at the last minute to try to prevent something terrible from happening.
Reminiscent of a monkey running on the ground from a predator looking for a safe tree to climb. Arms and legs are usually swinging from side to side and the monkey has a grin of terror on its face.
Monkey runs typically have a success rate of between 30% and 50%.
Sandra suddenly realised that she left the CD-Rom with all the photos in her husbands lap top. If he turned it on the game was up. She decided she would have to do a monkey run to London that night.
A player who is too old to play for a team but continues to play illegally. A 16 year old playing on the under-15s team.
Punter1: How come Rath Kip keep winning the u-15 cup?
Punter2: Because it's been the same team for the last three years, they're all bangers!
When something is done by someone following what they think is a winning formula, but their lack of imagination and mediocrity shines through.
Her: Did you hear the new Radiohead song?
Him: Yeah, a complete effort.
Him: Did you see the new bridge over the Liffey?
Her: Yeah, what an effort.