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in for a penny, in for a pound

Definition of in for a penny, in for a pound

British

  1. —used to say that a person should finish what he or she has started to do even though it may be difficult or expensive <“If you want to quit, I'll understand.” “No, I'm sure we can do this. In for a penny, in for a pound.”>



Word by Word Definitions

pennyplay
  1. :  a monetary unit of the United Kingdom formerly equal to 1240 pound but now equal to 1100 pound

    :  a coin representing one penny

    :  denarius

poundplay
  1. :  any of various units of mass and weight

    :  the basic monetary unit of the United Kingdom —called also pound sterling

    :  the basic monetary unit of Ireland from 1921 to 2001

  1. :  an enclosure for animals

    :  a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed animals

    :  a depot for holding impounded personal property until redeemed by the owner

  1. :  to reduce to powder or pulp by beating

    :  to strike heavily or repeatedly

    :  to inculcate by insistent repetition :  drive

  1. :  an act or sound of pounding


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