A pretty penny
volume
folder open
wordList
Close
British pronunciation/ɐ pɹˈɪti pˈɛni/
American pronunciation/ɐ pɹˈɪɾi pˈɛni/
01

a large amount of money

folder open
wordList
Close
a pretty penny definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "a pretty penny" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "a pretty penny" dates back to the 16th century. The word "pretty" in this context does not refer to beauty but rather to a considerable or substantial amount. This phrase is used to describe something that is expensive or costs a significant amount of money.

example
Example
examples
The wedding reception at the fancy hotel venue will set them back a pretty penny, but they want to make it special.
The antique vase was sold for a pretty penny at the auction.
The luxurious vacation they went on must have cost them a pretty penny.
The latest smartphone model is worth a pretty penny, but many people are willing to buy it for its features.
download-mobile-app
Download Mobile App
Langeek Mobile Application
Download Application
Shareable cards

Meaning of "A pretty penny"
Copyright © 2024 Langeek Inc. | All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2024 Langeek Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy
instagramtelegramlinkedintwitterfacebook
langeek application

Download Mobile App

stars

app store