a pretty penny
Definition of a pretty penny
: a large amount of money That will cost a pretty penny.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: a monetary unit of the United Kingdom formerly equal to 1⁄240 pound but now equal to 1⁄100 pound
: a coin representing one penny
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