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cost a pretty pennyTo be expensive.Rate it:

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pretty pennyA considerable amount of money; a high price or a high income.Rate it:

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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 meantimeRate it:

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a penny saved is a penny gaineda penny saved is a penny earnedRate it:

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pretty picturesImage supplements in a presentation: graphs, charts, etc.Rate it:

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just another pretty faceSomeone who is attractive, but not too distinguished.Rate it:

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hits pretty close to homehaving a direct personal effect on you.Rate it:

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not a pretty sightSomething disappointing, disquieting, disreputable, or otherwise unworthy of admiration.Rate it:

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not a pretty sightSomething visually unappealing, ranging from mildly unattractive to utterly disgusting in appearance.Rate it:

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not just a pretty faceSomeone who is more intelligent, talented, or emotionally complex than might be assumed.Rate it:

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not just a pretty faceSomething that is more useful, versatile, or intrinsically valuable than might be assumed.Rate it:

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pretty as a pictureVery pretty, very cuteRate it:

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pretty passAn unsatisfactory situation.Rate it:

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pretty upto prettify, to make pretty or prettierRate it:

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sitting prettyHaving a comfortable or certain supply of money or resources.Rate it:

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sitting prettyIn a favorable situation, especially a situation in which one possesses an advantage.Rate it:

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a bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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a bad penny always turns upA person or thing which is unpleasant, dishonorable, or unwanted tends to appear (or reappear), especially at inopportune times.Rate it:

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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 Rate it:

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penny in the fuseboxAn improvised repair made with no regard for safety.Rate it:

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bad pennyA counterfeit or damaged penny.Rate it:

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bad pennyA person or thing which is unpleasant, disreputable, or otherwise unwanted, especially one which repeatedly appears at inopportune times.Rate it:

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clean as a new pennyExtremely clean.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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penny blackold stampRate it:

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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.Rate it:

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penny pincherOne who spends little money; one who is very frugal or cautious with money.Rate it:

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penny weddingA wedding at which the guests contribute payments to help cover the cost of the event and to benefit the newly-married couple.Rate it:

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penny wise and pound foolishPrudent and thrifty with small amounts of money, but wasteful and profligate with large amounts.Rate it:

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spend a pennyTo use the toilet.Rate it:

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ten a pennySo common as to be practically worthless.Rate it:

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the bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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the bad penny always turns upAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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two a pennyVery common; cheap.Rate it:

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worth every pennyCompletely worthwhile.Rate it:

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Beaut {bute}- - aka BeautyA Pretty Girl or Attractive Woman Pulchritudinous Female, A Sweet Woman, What More Do You Desire?Rate it:

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fabulousto be pretty or cuteRate it:

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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, Rate it:

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no slouchPretty good; not bad.Rate it:

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not half badPretty good; okay; decent.Rate it:

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shes a knockoutShe is pulchritudinous, and attractive, stunning, pretty, pleasant appearing, gorgeous, glamorous,Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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