“If we accept as a principle of law what was said in Reynolds, a criminal case or whatever, and apply it to government contracting, where sophisticated contractors are perfectly capable of negotiating their own contract, we are not just throwing a monkey wrench into the gears of government contracting,” Justice Breyer said. “We’re throwing the whole monkey.”
Monkey wrenches don’t have anything to do with monkeys. They are a type of adjustable wrench – like the one in the board game Clue. Now, Crescent wrenches are now a much more common type of adjustable wrench.