(a) penny for your thoughts

Definition of (a) penny for your thoughts

  1. —used to ask what someone is thinking about A penny for your thoughts?” “Oh, I'm just thinking about what I want to do over the weekend.”

Word by Word Definitions

  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

  1. :  of or relating to you or yourself or yourselves especially as possessor or possessors , agent or agents , or object or objects of an action

    :  of or relating to one or oneself

    : used with little or no meaning almost as an equivalent to the definite article the

thoughtplay thoughts
  1. : past tense and past participle ofthink

  1. :  something that is thought: such as

    :  an individual act or product of thinking

    :  a developed intention or plan

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to cast off or become cast off

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