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A list of phrases about pennies

A list of phrases about penniesPennies feature strongly in the list of English expressions that were coined in the days when Britain used what is now known as old pennies. The new pennies that were introduced with decimalisation of the currency in 1971 haven't caught the public imagination. Here's a list of the phrases that came into the language when pennies were closer to our heart:

A bad penny always turns up

A penny for your thoughts

A penny saved is a penny earned

A pretty penny

Cut off without a penny

In for a penny, in for a pound

Pennies from heaven

Penny dreadful

Penny-pinching

Penny wise and pound foolish

Spend a penny

Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves

The penny drops