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"penny up the door"

Posted by Russ Cable on August 02, 2005

In Reply to: "Penny up the door" posted by Mary on August 02, 2005

: What does "penny up the door" mean? Lock the door?

"To penny the door" means to lock someone in a room by inserting pennies (or other coins) in the narrow gap between the already closed door and the frame.

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