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To get a Monkey off One's Back
zǒu chū yīnmái, fàng xià bāofú, zǒu chū kùnjìng
【解释】The expression is mostly used in informal contexts to mean to get rid of a major problem or source of irritation.
- After breaking up with her ex boyfriend, it took years of efforts to get the monkey off her back. Recently she has started to date people again.
Lìjīng duōnián de nǔlì ，tā zhōngyú cóng yǔ qián nányǒu fènshǒu de yīnmái zhōng zǒu chū lái ，zuìjìn kāishǐ yǔ rén yuēhuì le.
- I hope he finally gets that monkey off his back and manages to get rid of his game addiction.
Wǒ xīwàng tā néng zǒuchū kùnjìng ，jièdiào tā de wǎngyǐn.