a pretty penny

noun

: a large amount of money
That will cost a pretty penny.

Examples of a pretty penny in a Sentence

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“A pretty penny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20pretty%20penny. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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