not cost a penny

variants: or US not cost a dime/nickel

Definition of not cost a penny

:to not cost any money :to be free
  • Come to my party. It won't cost (you) a penny.

Word by Word Definitions

cost play
  1. : the amount or equivalent paid or charged for something : price

  2. : the outlay or expenditure (as of effort or sacrifice) made to achieve an object

  3. : loss or penalty incurred especially in gaining something

  1. : to require expenditure or payment

  2. : to require effort, suffering, or loss

  3. : to have a price of

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


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