Updated English - Vietnamese Dictionary
penny /'peni/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ, số nhiều pence chỉ giá trị, pennies chỉ số đồng tiền
- đồng xu penni (1 qoành 2 silinh)
- it costs ten pence: cái đó giá 10 xu
- he gave me my change in pennies: anh ấy trả lại tiền tôi bằng xu lẻ
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) đồng xu (1 qoành 00 đô la)
- (nghĩa bóng) số tiền
- a pretty penny: một số tiền kha khá
- in for a penny, in for a pound
- việc đã làm thì phải làm đến nơi đến chốn
- a penny for your thoughts?
- anh đang nghĩ gì mà mê mải thế?
- a penny plain and twopence coloured
- một áo trắng đụp hai màu (chế những người ăn mặc loè loẹt...)
- a penny saved is penny gainef
- tiết kiệm đồng nào hay đồng ấy
- to look twice at every penny
- take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves
pence|pennies'penɪAdvanced English Dictionary
+a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
+a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
+ noun (plural pennies or pence)
Help Note: In senses 1 and 2, pennies is used to refer to the coins, and pence to refer to an amount of money. In sense 3, the plural is pennies.
1 (abbreviation p) a small British coin and unit of money. There are 100 pence in one pound (£1): He had a few pennies in his pocket. + That will be 45 pence, please. + They cost 20p each.
2 (abbreviation d) a British coin in use until 1971. There were twelve pennies in one SHILLING.
3 (AmE) a cent
Idioms: every penny 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.
in for a penny, in for a pound (BrE, saying) used to say that since you have started to do sth, it is worth spending as much time or money as you need to in order to complete it
not a penny 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.
the penny drops (informal, especially BrE) used to say that sb has finally understood or realized sth that they had not understood or realized before: I had to explain the joke to her a couple of times before the penny dropped.
a penny for your thoughts
a penny for them (saying) used to ask sb what they are thinking about
turn up like a bad penny (informal) (of a person) to appear when they are not welcome or not wanted, especially when this happens regularly
two / ten a penny (BrE) (AmE a dime a dozen) very common and therefore not valuable: Teachers of history are ten a penny.
more at PINCH v., PRETTY adj., SPEND v.
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