Definition of 'penny'
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Anyone spending a penny in public may get more than they bargained for. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Take a peek and pop the pounds and pennies back in your purse. The Sun (2016)He cannot sell a penny's worth for five years. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You don't owe a penny and your credit file will be wiped clean. The Sun (2017)So you don't owe a penny. The Sun (2016)LOOK after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves. The Sun (2016) SPENDING a penny could soon become a thing of the past - and we're not talking about going to the loo. The Sun (2016)Because if you make some kind of calculation of worth in pounds and pence, it can be entered into the accounts, made to influence the bottom line. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Each penny is worth one hundred pips. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are only so many pennies in a pound. The Sun (2008)So you will not owe a penny. The Sun (2016)She will not get a penny of my money. AN UNLIKELY COUNTESS: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway (2004)But the price tag is in shillings and pence. The Sun (2011)Drivers complained that some forecourts increased prices by as much as a penny a day this month. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet these days it would not cost you a penny to buy the lot of them. The Sun (2011)We should not have to pay out another penny piece. The Sun (2015)You also need a penny in the middle as the target. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The traces were smaller than a five pence coin. The Sun (2008)Fifty thousand things worth one pence each. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She claims that she has not seen a penny of the money. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Posters were put up in linen cupboards and doors reminding workers that each item costs pence to clean. The Sun (2007)Remember when you packed away an item which you thought might just be worth a pretty penny one rainy day? The Sun (2006)The ingredients cost around eight pence. The Sun (2010)Which is just as well, seeing as her husband had just won a single penny. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We should not begrudge one player one penny; many have lived too long with financial sacrifice. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Your daughter doesn't owe a penny. The Sun (2014)We may as well go back to pounds, shilling and pence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The fact is they have put no money in - not a single penny. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Something in the region of eight pence on a packet of crisps and 25 pence on a pack of butter. The Sun (2011)I was pinching pennies and counting cents, just to eat. The Sun (2011)
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