Definition of be two or ten a penny in English:

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be two (or ten) a penny

chiefly British Be plentiful and consequently of little value: princes used to be two a penny in Hungary
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  • Museums of modern art are two a penny in contemporary-art land.
  • Ghosts, goblins, fairies, sprites seem to be two a penny in Skye.
  • In Europe, cable-cars are almost two a penny, but they are extremely rare in the USA.
numerous, abundant, thick on the ground, profuse, plentiful, prolific, copious, legion, innumerable, countless, infinite, numberless;
in large numbers, by the gross, in strength, by the yard;
very common, widespread, popular, universal, ubiquitous
literary myriad, innumerous, manifold
See parent entry: penny
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