- 1(pl. pennies) a cent
- 2 (pence) a small British coin and unit of money equal to 1/100th of one pound (£1) That will be 45 pence, please. Idioms
the only remaining money They spent their last penny on that house, and it turned out to be a good investment.
every/somebody's last pennyjump to other results
all of the money We collected $700 and every penny went to charity. She's on a high salary but I'm sure she deserves every penny.
every pennyjump to other results
used to say that since you have started to do something, it is worth spending as much time or money as you need to in order to complete it
in for a penny, in for a pound (saying)jump to other results
no money at all It didn't cost a penny. He has never paid me a penny. She hasn't got a penny to her name.
not a pennyjump to other results
used to ask someone what they are thinking about
a penny for your thoughts (saying)jump to other results
used to say that it is important to save money whenever possible
a penny saved is a penny earned (saying)jump to other results
used to say that someone does not spend their money well, paying too much for large purchases and trying to save money on small things
penny wise and pound foolish (saying)jump to other results
to try to spend as little money as possible
pinch pennies (informal)jump to other results
a lot of money I bet that cost you a pretty penny.
a pretty penny (old-fashioned)jump to other results
(of a person) to appear when they are not welcome or not wanted, especially when this happens regularly
turn up like a bad penny (informal)jump to other results