every penny helps/counts

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of every penny helps/counts

used to say that even a small amount of money is important
  • When you're trying to save money, every penny helps/counts.

Word by Word Definitions

every play
  1. : being each individual or part of a group without exception

  2. : being each in a series or succession

  3. : being all taken severally

penny play
  1. : a monetary unit of the United Kingdom formerly equal to ¹/₂₄₀ pound but now equal to ¹/₁₀₀ pound

  2. : a similar monetary unit of any of various other countries in or formerly in the Commonwealth of Nations — see pound at Money Table

  3. : a coin representing one penny

  1. : being a (designated) nail size

help play helps
  1. : to give assistance or support to

  2. : to make more pleasant or bearable : improve, relieve

  3. : rescue, save

  1. : aid, assistance

  2. : a source of aid

  3. : remedy, relief

count play counts
  1. : to indicate or name by units or groups so as to find the total number of units involved : number

  2. : to name the numbers in order up to and including

  3. : to include in a tallying and reckoning

  1. : the action or process of counting

  2. : a total obtained by counting : tally

  3. : reckoning, account

  1. : a European nobleman whose rank corresponds to that of a British earl


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