Definition of earn or turn an honest penny in English:
Earn money fairly.
- In his early years he also sold a variety of articles like accordions, concertinas and mouth-organs, costume accessories and polish - anything indeed which would turn an honest penny.
- They are a prime example, having never earned an honest penny in their miserable lives.
- The only offer he got was from a fellow-lodger, a young man who earned an honest penny by playing a tin whistle on the streets.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan