Definition of a brass farthing in English:

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a brass farthing

[with negative] informal Any money or assets at all: she hasn’t got two brass farthings to rub together
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  • One advantage of the private sector is that I've been schooled not to spend a brass farthing until we know we can get a return.
  • Not a bean, not a brass farthing, have I added to my original donation.
  • The inheritance is almost gone now, since she never invested a brass farthing.
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