for peanuts

for peanuts

For a very paltry or miniscule amount of money; for nearly no money or the absolute minimum amount. I managed to get tickets to the Super Bowl! Suzy's brother has a connection in the stadium, so we got them for peanuts! I had a few jobs during college working for peanuts, but it was the only work I could get that fit in with my studies.
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for peanuts

and for chicken feed
mod. for practically no money at all. (see also chicken feed.) I won’t work for peanuts! They expect me to do all that for chicken feed.
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Our goal is to raise the association consumers have for peanuts and peanut butter with nutrition and health.
No one can say for sure if the avoidance recommendation for peanuts was related to the rising number of peanut allergies seen in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but one thing is certain: it did not stop the increase," Young says.
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