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1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

The address of the White House, the residence of the President of the United States of America, used to refer to the White House or the presidency itself. Primarily heard in US. 1600 Penn. Ave. has not yet taken an official stance on this issue.
See also: avenue

(one's) two penn'orth

One's ideas, opinions, or point of view. ("Penn'orth" is a contraction of "pennies' worth.") Primarily heard in UK. If anyone wants to hear Dr Sanders' two penn'orth about the anti-vaccination debate, you can tune in to his podcast this Friday. I'd just like to put in my two penn'orth before we finish up the meeting, if I may.
See also: two

stick in (one's) two penn'orth

To share one's opinion, idea, or point of view, regardless of whether or not others want to hear it. ("Penn'orth" is a contraction of "pennies' worth.") Primarily heard in UK. I find Jeff's husband a bit trying at times. He always has to stick in his two penn'orth, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just stick in my two penn'orth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
See also: stick, two

give (one's) two penn'orth

To share one's opinion, idea, or point of view, regardless of whether or not others want to hear it. ("Penn'orth" is a contraction of "pennies' worth.") Primarily heard in UK. I find Jeff's husband a bit trying at times. He always has to give his two penn'orth, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just give my two penn'orth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
See also: give, two

put in/stick in your two penn'orth

  (British old-fashioned)
to give your opinion in a conversation, often when it is not wanted Whenever the subject of hunting comes up you can rely on Anthony to put his two penn'orth in.
See also: put, two
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Myra's father-in-law Roger Penn founded Penn's Restaurants in 1967 and happily helps host everyone at the family farm, feeding them catfish and other goodness from Penn's.
According to People magazine, 43-year-old Robin Wright Penn has submitted legal documents in California.
Milk and Mystic River star Penn, 49, married Robin in 1996 after seven years together.
developer of The Riverwaik at Penns Grove, the groundbreaking culminates a five-year planning process to obtain the necessary permits, approvals, and financing to construct the retail, entertainment, dining and office complex on the 26-acre tract.
The actress had dinner in London with the star and his wife Robin Wright Penn.
Like the Tuscarora co-op, Penns Corner stays open in winter, and for the same reason.
William Evander Penn bears significance in Baptist history as the first to devote his life to full-time evangelism in Texas.
Michele Shawver , Miles Township Elementary School, Penns Valley Area School District, Centre County
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Grafmyre, president and chief executive officer of Penns Woods Bancorp, adding, 'The combination of our dividend policy and repurchase plan provides the foundation for increasing shareholder value.
The Penns left the Los Angeles area for a quiet, small town north of San Francisco, where they strive for anonymity and a more peaceful life for their children.
April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anglers, hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts are reminded repair work soon will be starting in the area of the now-barricaded Poe Paddy Tunnel along Penns Creek in a wide-ranging rehabilitation project that will require the temporary closing of a section of the Mid-State Trail on Monday, April 6, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced today.
The designated engineer will work closely with GCAP staff on an as-needed basis to provide services related to develop the property at 11 North Broad Street Penns Grove NJ.
Mrs Lisa Richard-Everton wanted to add a two storey extension to her home in Penns Wood Drive, Walmley.
Birmingham planning committee yesterday gave permission for the scheme in Penns Lane, Wylde Green, after being told that refusal would be contrary to Government policy requiring local authorities to provide more highquality accommodation for people in their 80s and 90s.