Share this entry

Share this page

a pound to a penny

British informal

Definition of a pound to a penny in English:

Used to emphasize one’s certainty about something: simply think of your budget and a pound to a penny we’ll have the car to suit it
More example sentences
  • But a pound to a penny in old money, Fermanagh will come out on Saturday confident of polishing off Mayo and moving on to the All-Ireland final for the first time in their history.
  • I will lay a pound to a penny that if he does reintroduce fees the money will be used not to beat educational disadvantage, but either to pay public service wages or to reduce total state spending.
  • I'd lay a pound to a penny that the first time Woking council invoke their new powers it will not be to defeat a cunning plot by international terrorists...but in a dispute over hedges or car parking.
See parent entry: pound

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something