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noun [countable]     penny pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a small coin in the U.S. or Canada worth one cent
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  2. 2
    a small unit of money in the U.K. There are 100 pence in one pound
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    1. a.
      a small coin in the U.K. worth one penny
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    pennies on the dollar if something costs pennies on the dollar, its price is much lower than its real value

    At secondhand shops you can buy brand name goods for pennies on the dollar.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 23/05/2016
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