earn/turn an honest penny

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Definition of earn/turn an honest penny

chiefly British
: to earn money for honest hard work

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“Earn/turn an honest penny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earn%2Fturn%20an%20honest%20penny. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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