not a penny less/more

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of not a penny less/more

:no less or no more than a certain amount of money
  • I'll do the job for 100 dollars and not a penny less.
  • I'll pay you 100 dollars and not a penny more.

Word by Word Definitions

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

less play
  1. : comparative of little:1

  2. : constituting a more limited number or amount

  3. : of lower rank, degree, or importance

  1. : comparative of little:2

  2. : to a lesser extent or degree

  1. : a smaller portion or quantity

  2. : something of less importance

  1. : diminished by : minus

  1. : destitute of : not having

  2. : unable to be acted on or to act (in a specified way)

more play
  1. : greater

  2. : additional, further

  1. : in addition

  2. : moreover

  3. : to a greater or higher degree

  1. : a greater quantity, number, or amount

  2. : something additional : an additional amount

  3. : persons of higher rank

  1. : additional persons or things or a greater amount


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