Meaning of PENNY in English

PENNY

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

not cost (sb) a penny (= cost nothing )

Using the Internet, you can make phone calls that don’t cost a penny.

penny ante

penny ante schemes to make money

penny whistle

ten pence/50-cent etc piece

Have you change for a 50-cent piece?

turned up like...bad penny (= suddenly appeared )

Sure enough, Steve turned up like the proverbial bad penny .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

bad

I took long breaks away from training and would then reappear like the proverbial bad penny , as if I had never been away.

pretty

At one time, Mr Jarvis the coalman paid a pretty penny just to park his waggons there.

It had, whatever way, and all night long for all she knew, to amount to a pretty penny .

single

And Moran didn't cost them a single penny !

Not a single penny , I assure you.

His Department has not allocated a single penny to that programme for 1992-93.

■ NOUN

farthing

The penny farthing made its first appearance in 1870 and was ridden round the world in 1884.

loafer

Mrs Halloran was yard monitor and her penny loafers were next to him.

The other girls are carrying purses and wearing seersucker and madras cotton blouses or printed cotton dresses and penny loafers .

Old silver heels have been abandoned under a work table in favor of scruffy penny loafers .

■ VERB

cost

It won't cost you a penny .

Moira had died before she'd cost anyone a penny .

The Judge said if it had cost one penny more he would have been hanged.

And Moran didn't cost them a single penny !

Oestrogen makes women feel great and it shouldn't cost them a penny .

Warm yourself by the fireside of pure genius and it won't cost you a penny .

She wouldn't cost you a penny .

That will add 33% to its value without costing you a penny extra.

earn

She was paid as much as her male colleagues, and earned every penny .

For instance, what if Bozo, Inc., suffers through a recession and earns just one penny ?

give

Corbett gave a child a penny to hold the horses and they went into the priest's house.

My parents never gave me a penny after I turned sixteen.

Britain is not giving a penny , not even a penny black!

I was living with Desmond and I used to have to give him every goddamn penny .

The baby's two-year-old sister gave her the penny to cheer her up because she was crying.

Will talked with him for a few minutes, then gave him a penny .

She'd give away her last penny .

She has said she will not give a penny until she is entirely satisfied the unit will go ahead as planned.

pay

No one earning less than £21,000 will pay a penny more under us.

If you were caught speaking in vernacular you paid a penny fine.

It was a wine that they paid about a penny or twopence a glass for.

His argumentative gifts as a popular orator attracted crowds willing to pay a penny or two to hear him.

Dad doesn't have to pay another penny to Josie.

In fact, you won't have to pay a penny until you've studied your policy in depth.

They'd both been working for nearly two years, and all that time they hadn't been paid a penny .

Who will bear responsibility for paying every penny of savings gained by top people?

put

The Strood delegate suggested that this would put a penny on the rates, but the Rochester delegate rejected the resolution.

His hair was so flat on top, Petey wanted to put a penny on it.

I didn't put my penny in yesterday.

A charity such as ours must constantly strive for greater efficiency, to put every penny of your subscription to good use.

You know, where you put a penny by each week in case your nipper gets sick and dies.

receive

A cap like a puddle now lies at his feet, to receive the odd penny .

She had been working every day for over a month, and had not received a penny for her labour.

The firm's owner assured them that he had never received a penny and was paying a large rent for his premises.

And they haven't received a penny in compensation.

And she adds: But Alan Govier from Oxford hasn't received a penny in pension payments.

He says his company paid seventy eight thousand pounds to promoters, and has never received a penny in refunds.

Neither he nor Diana receives a penny from the Civil List.

spend

Weeks she'd been badly, and he wouldn't hear of spending a penny on a doctor.

Smart public managers spend every penny of every line item, whether they need to or not.

Raising cash to spend a penny A CO-OPERATIVE of local councils could help reopen Langbaurgh's public toilets, a councillor claims.

Of course, I spent every penny anyway.

You do not spend a penny .

Me and you and Denver gon na spend every penny of it.

My father said not to spend a penny more than I need.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bad penny

I took long breaks away from training and would then reappear like the proverbial bad penny, as if I had never been away.

be ten a penny

Anyway, they would fall in love with these Counts who were ten a penny and even pay for their drinks.

Colleagues, acquaintances - they are ten a penny.

Dallams were ten a penny in the backstreets of Frizingley.

Teachers of history are ten a penny, and out-of-work teachers of history are twenty a penny.

These rings are ten a penny.

Uncritical testimonials to the postmodern's attractions are ten a penny, and conservative denunciations thereof not much scarcer.

cost a pretty penny

give or take a few minutes/a penny/a mile etc

not have two pennies/halfpennies/beans to rub together

spend a penny

My father said not to spend a penny more than I need.

Raising cash to spend a penny A CO-OPERATIVE of local councils could help reopen Langbaurgh's public toilets, a councillor claims.

Weeks she'd been badly, and he wouldn't hear of spending a penny on a doctor.

You do not spend a penny.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Beechams Pills could be bought one at a time in a spill for a penny .

Have them drop water on the penny until the water spills off.

His mere re-election can be relied on to revive the market and solve those problems - without costing the public purse one penny .

I placed the parcels on the table and Mrs Lewis gave me a piece of cake and a penny .

Oh yes, she had plenty of money of her own, but he wouldn't touch a penny of that.

The Strood delegate suggested that this would put a penny on the rates, but the Rochester delegate rejected the resolution.

Who will bear responsibility for paying every penny of savings gained by top people?

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