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penny whistle


      n   a type of flageolet with six finger holes, esp. a cheap one made of metal,   (Also called)    tin whistle  
Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  
      n   pl   , pennies, pence  
1      (Also called (formerly))    new penny   (in Britain) a bronze coin having a value equal to one hundredth of a pound,   (Symbol)    p  
2    (in Britain before 1971) a bronze or copper coin having a value equal to one twelfth of a shilling or one two-hundred-and-fortieth of a pound,   (Abbrev.)    d  
3    a monetary unit of the Republic of Ireland worth one hundredth of a pound  
4    pl   , pennies   (in the U.S. and Canada) a cent  
5    a coin of similar value, as used in several other countries  
6    used with a negative  
Informal     (chiefly Brit)   the least amount of money  
I don't have a penny     
7    a bad penny  
Informal     (chiefly Brit)   an objectionable person or thing (esp. in the phrase turn up like a bad penny)  
8    a pretty penny  
Informal   a considerable sum of money  
9    spend a penny     (Brit)  
informal   to urinate  
10    the penny dropped  
Informal     (chiefly Brit)   the explanation of something was finally realized  
11    two a penny   plentiful but of little value  
     (Old English penig, pening; related to Old Saxon penni(n)g, Old High German pfeni(n)c, German Pfennig)  

      n   pl   , -nies     (Brit)      a variant spelling of       halfpenny  
new penny  
      n      another name for       penny       1  
Now rare   a hack writer or journalist  
penny arcade  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)   a public place with various coin-operated machines for entertainment; amusement arcade  
Penny Black  
      n   the first adhesive postage stamp, issued in Britain in 1840; an imperforate stamp bearing the profile of Queen Victoria on a dark background  
      n   pl   , -fuls     (Brit)  
informal   a cheap, often lurid or sensational book or magazine  
      n     (Brit)   an early type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear wheel, the pedals being attached to the front wheel,   (U.S. name)    ordinary  
     (C20: so called because of the similarity between the relative sizes of the wheels and the relative sizes of the (old) penny and farthing coins)  
Informal   excessively careful with money  
  penny-pincher      n  
penny shares  
      pl n     (Stock Exchange)   securities with a low market price, esp. less than 20p, enabling small investors to purchase a large number for a relatively small outlay  
penny whistle  
      n   a type of flageolet with six finger holes, esp. a cheap one made of metal,   (Also called)    tin whistle  
1    greatly concerned with saving small sums of money  
2    penny-wise and pound-foolish   careful about trifles but wasteful in large ventures  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Définition
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
be convinced that something is very probable or likely (to happen or be the case)
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