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pretty penny, a

noun phrase

A lot of money: That car cost him a pretty penny (1768+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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pretty penny, a

A considerable sum of money, as in That fur coat must have cost a pretty penny. [ Early 1700s ]
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