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spend a pennyTo use the toilet.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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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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cost a pretty pennyTo be expensive.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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pretty pennyA considerable amount of money; a high price or a high income.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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muck aboutTo do random unplanned work or spend time idly.Rate it:

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hang outTo spend time doing nothing in particular.Rate it:

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run around withTo spend a lot of time with a person or group of people. Often used to talk about a person's group of friends that one does not like much.Rate it:

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run around afterTo spend a lot of time doing things for another person or group of people. Often used when that person could reasonably do the things for themselves.Rate it:

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burn a hole in one's pocketTo cause someone to be tempted to spend money.Rate it:

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hang (hang with)Spend time in the company of someone.Rate it:

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a pick-upA female whom frequents venues where males spend their spare time in billiards, drinking, lounging and where she seeks temporary companionship for ulterior motives.Rate it:

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blow one's wadTo spend all of one's money.Rate it:

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deep pocketsAn ample supply of money, especially money which one is willing to spend; the possessor of such money.Rate it:

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dip intoTo spend some of one's savingsRate it:

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go forTo endure, sustain or spend time.Rate it:

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hang out withTo spend time with friends, doing nothing in particular.Rate 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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knock aroundTo spend time with someone as a friend.Rate it:

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lap dogA small dog, kept as household pet, whose light weight and companionable temperament make it both suited and disposed to spend time resting in the comfort of its master's lap; a dog bred to behave in this manner.Rate it:

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last of the big spendersSomeone who doesn't spend much money.Rate it:

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live paycheck to paycheckTo spend all that one earns without saving anything.Rate it:

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make a meal ofTo spend more time and energy on some task than it warrants; to make something overly complicated.Rate it:

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make timeTo spend time with a person in or in pursuit of a romantic relationship.Rate it:

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piss awayTo spend wastefully.Rate it:

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prop up the barTo spend time drinking alcohol at the bar in a pub.Rate it:

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push the boat outTo do something, especially spend money, more extravagantly than usual, particularly for a celebration.Rate it:

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shoot one's wadTo spend all of one's money.Rate it:

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summer and winterTo spend extended periods of time with; to test.Rate it:

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throw money awayTo spend money foolishly or indiscriminately; to waste money without regard of the consequences.Rate it:

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tool aroundTo spend one's time idly.Rate it:

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Tweedledum and TweedledeeA pair of people who spend a lot of time together, and look and act similarly.Rate it:

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