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a penny saved is a penny earnedA maxim for thrift that says that money not spent may be spent later, or may earn interest in the meantime
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bad pennyA counterfeit or damaged penny.
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bad pennyA person or thing which is unpleasant, disreputable, or otherwise unwanted, especially one which repeatedly appears at inopportune times.
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penny blackold stamp
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penny pincherOne who spends little money; one who is very frugal or cautious with money.
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pretty pennyA considerable amount of money; a high price or a high income.
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spend a pennyTo use the toilet.
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ten a pennySo common as to be practically worthless.
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two a pennyVery common; cheap.
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cost a pretty pennyTo be expensive.
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worth every pennyCompletely worthwhile.
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penny for your thoughtsUsed to inquire into the thoughts and feelings of another, especially when the person appears pensive or conflicted.
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penny wise and pound foolishPrudent and thrifty with small amounts of money, but wasteful and profligate with large amounts.
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don't be penny wise and pound foolishDon't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts.Don't focus on minutiae and lose sight of the big picture; don't obsess over tiny inconsequential efficiencies while glaring inefficiencies are going on elsewhere.
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in for a penny, in for a poundExpressing recognition that one must, having started something, see it through to its end, rather than stopping short thereof; accepting that one must
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in for a dime, in for a dollarAmericanised form of in for a penny, in for a pound.1983, Allen Drury, Decision, p. 356:In for a dime, in for a dollar, he thought crazily, and said what he had to say in a voice he forced to stay level and calm.1998, Ellen Miller, Like Being Killed, p. 47:In for a dime, in for a dollar. I whispered to Gerry,
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two centsA nearly worthless amount, alluding to placing a copper penny on each of the eyelids of a pauper's or slave's body before burial.
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