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A monkey and a pony

Posted by Larry on February 06, 2004

I'm sure "a monkey" and "a pony" are cockney expressions for amounts of money - £250 and £50 but I can never remember which is which. Can someone advise me which is which and their origins? My French students are facinated by all our English expressions. Is there a website that offers comparisons between English idioms and metaphors and their French equivalents?