Definition of a pretty penny
- That will cost a pretty penny.
: artful, clever
: pat, apt
: pleasing by delicacy or grace
: in some degree : moderately
: quite, mainly
: in a gracefully pleasing manner : prettily
: dainty clothes
: a pretty person or thing
: to make pretty
: a monetary unit of the United Kingdom formerly equal to ¹/₂₄₀ pound but now equal to ¹/₁₀₀ pound
: a similar monetary unit of any of various other countries in or formerly in the Commonwealth of Nations — see pound at Money Table
: a coin representing one penny
: being a (designated) nail size
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