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penny

1. noun FIN unit, coin2. noun FIN, HIST former unit, coin3. noun FIN one-cent coin
phrases
1 noun FIN unit, coinpingin fem2  c m uit cost ten pennies bhí deich bpingine air 2 noun FIN, HIST former unit, coinpingin fem2  c m u
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3 noun FIN, US), informal one-cent coincent  c m u

a penny

nounpingin ruacianóg ruayou won't get a penny for that an phingin rua féin ní bhfaighidh tú air sin, ní bhfaighidh tú pingin ná leathphingin air sin

pennies

noun informalpinginí  c m uairgead masc1  c m uhe doesn't like parting with his pennies coinníonn sé greim maith ar a chuid airgid, tá sé chomh crua le cloch
phrases

a penny for your thoughts

(also

a penny for them

) céard air a bhfuil tú ag smaoineamh?cad atá ar d'aigne?céard atá i do chloigeann agat?

a penny saved is a penny gained

(also

a penny saved is a penny earned

) proverb as na leathphinginí a thagann na pinginíbí baileach is beidh an brabach agat féin

a pretty penny

pingin mhaithgo leor airgid

to earn an honest penny

(also

to turn an honest penny

) lá ceart oibre a dhéanamhlá cneasta oibre a dhéanamh

every penny

gach pingingach aon phinginevery penny I had was taken from me tugadh gach uile phingin beo uaim, níor fágadh bonn bán agam

in for a penny, in for a pound

informal ó loisc mé an choinneal loiscfidh mé an t-orlachní scoiltear cloch gan tine a chur uirthi

sb's last penny

she gave away her last penny thug sí uaithi gach uile phingin beo a bhí aici

like a bad penny

like a bad penny, he keeps turning up ar nós an tslaghdáin, ní féidir fáil réidh leis; is deacair fáil réidh le drochrud

pennies from heaven

airgead ó neamhit was like pennies from heaven ba gheall le hairgead ó neamh é, ní raibh súil ar bith leis

not to have a penny to your name

(also

not to have two pennies to rub together

) informal she hasn't a penny to her name níl pingin ná leathphingin aici, níl an oiread aici agus a dhéanfadh torann ar leac, níl bonn bán aici, níl pingin rua aici

to spend a penny

euphemistic do mhún a dhéanamhdo chuid fuail a dhéanamhbraon a scaoileadhI must spend a penny caithfidh mé dul chuig an leithreas

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

proverb is é cosaint na pingine a chruachfaidh na puintbí baileach is beidh an brabach agat féintiomsaíonn brobh beart is líontar sac le póiríní

the penny drops

tuigim anois thúit took me a while before the penny finally dropped thóg sé scaitheamh orm sular tuigeadh an scéal dom

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