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  • Hi there. Welcome to Harry's World of Words and Phrases and English in a Minute.

  • We're going to talk today the phrase A Penny for Your Thoughts.

  • You see it written down often and you hear it often and people want to know exactly what does it mean and what is it origin.

  • In the old old days a penny in the English currency was quite valuable.

  • It was a big coin and quite valuable.

  • Today it has no value and it's really really small.

  • So pennies are disregarded.

  • So in the old days when it had some value a penny for your thoughts meant something.

  • So if somebody was sitting there deep in concentration.

  • Thinking about something and you wanted to know what they were thinking about.

  • Or could you indeed could you help them with whatever problem you might say: "A penny for your thoughts" meaning share your thoughts with me and I'll see can I help you.

  • Or I'd like to know what are you thinking about.

  • A penny for your thoughts. Okay. So that's the expression and it's orogin.

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B1 UK penny thinking valuable meaning english lesson origin

A Penny for Your Thoughts meaning | Very short English lesson

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    Elise Chuang posted on 2021/09/08
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