Translation of penny in Spanish:
- 3also: plural pennies(small sum) she hasn't a penny to her nameshe cut him off without a pennyno tiene un céntimono tiene donde caerse muerta [colloquial]it's worth every pennyno le dejó (ni) un céntimoyou'll pay back every penny you owe mevale lo que cuestaand not a penny more/less!me pagarás hasta el último céntimopretty girls are ten o two a penny (British English)¡y ni un céntimo más/menos!a penny for them o for your thoughtschicas bonitas hay a montones [colloquial]to count the pennies¿(en) qué estás pensando?he keeps turning up like a bad pennymirar el dineromirar la plata (South America) [colloquial]the penny (finally) dropped (British English)te lo encuentras hasta en la sopa [colloquial]to be penny wise and o but pound foolishal final se dio ( or me di etc) cuentato be worth/cost a pretty pennygastar a manos llenas y hacer economías en nimiedadesto spend a penny (British English) [colloquial] in for a penny, in for a pound (British English)valer/costar un dinerallook after the pennies and the pounds will take care of o will look after themselves (British English)de perdidos, al agua or ya que estamos en el baile, bailemos→ honest 1 → rub 1 1a quien cuida la peseta nunca le falta un duro
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