earn/turn an honest penny

Definition of earn/turn an honest penny

chiefly British

  1. :  to earn money for honest hard work

Word by Word Definitions

earnplay
  1. :  to receive as return for effort and especially for work done or services rendered

    :  to bring in by way of return

    :  to come to be duly worthy of or entitled or suited to

  1. :  grieve

turnplay
  1. :  to cause to move around an axis or a center :  make rotate or revolve

    :  to cause to move around so as to effect a desired end (as of locking, opening, or shutting)

    :  to affect or alter the functioning of (something, such as a mechanical device) or the level of (something, such as sound) by such movement

  1. :  the action or an act of turning about a center or axis :  revolution, rotation

    :  any of various rotating or pivoting movements in dancing or gymnastics

    :  the action or an act of giving or taking a different direction :  change of course or posture : such as

honestplay
  1. :  free from fraud or deception :  legitimate, truthful

    :  genuine, real

    :  humble, plain

  1. :  in a genuine or honest (see 1honest) manner :  honestly

    :  with all sincerity

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


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