a penny for your thoughts


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a penny for your thoughts

I would like to know what you are thinking about For several minutes they sat silently, then finally she looked at him and said, “A penny for your thoughts, Walter.”
See also: penny, thought

A penny for your thoughts.

  also A penny for them.
something that you say in order to ask someone who is being very quiet what they are thinking about 'A penny for your thoughts.' 'Oh, I was just thinking about how to tell him I'm leaving.'
See also: penny, thought
References in classic literature ?
You may safely say, A penny for your thoughts, or a thousand pounds.