earn an honest penny

earn money honestly, work for one's pay

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • turn an honest penny — earn an honest living, work at a respectable job to earn a salary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • turn an honest penny — To earn some money honestly • • • Main Entry: ↑penny turn an honest penny see under ↑penny • • • Main Entry: ↑turn * * * see honest …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn an honest penny — idi to earn one s living honestly …   From formal English to slang

  • penny — [pen′ē] n. pl. for 1 a & b, pence; for 1 c, 2 4, pennies [ME peny < OE penig, pening, akin to Ger pfennig: < ? early WGmc borrowing < L pannus, cloth: see PAWN1] 1. in the United Kingdom and certain other countries, a) a monetary unit… …   English World dictionary

  • penny — /ˈpɛni / (say penee) noun (plural pennies or, especially collectively, pence) 1. (in Australia before the introduction of decimal currency in 1966) a fractional monetary unit equal to one twelfth of a shilling or ¹⁄₂₄₀ of a pound. Abbrev.: d 2.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • penny — pennied, adj. /pen ee/, n., pl. pennies, (esp. collectively for 2, 3) pence, adj. n. 1. a bronze coin, the 100th part of the dollars of various nations, as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States; one cent. 2. Also called new penny …   Universalium

  • honest — adj. & adv. adj. 1 fair and just in character or behaviour, not cheating or stealing. 2 free of deceit and untruthfulness, sincere. 3 fairly earned (an honest living). 4 (of an act or feeling) showing fairness. 5 (with patronizing effect)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • penny — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cent, copper, red cent*; see money 1 . • a pretty penny*, Syn. a large sum of money, fortune, riches; see wealth . • turn an honest penny, Syn. profit, earn money honestly, gain; see earn 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • Acquisition — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Acquisition >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 acquisition acquisition Sgm: N 1 gaining gaining &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 obtainment obtainment Sgm: N 1 procuration procuration procurement Sgm: N 1 purchase …   English dictionary for students

  • performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …   Universalium

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