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! 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 schedule.
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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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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.
Decades ago, land was broken for peanuts with a mule-drawn steel moldboard plow in late winter to early spring.
For peanut growers, the Fowler was the cultivator of choice because it could get close to the crop, moving dirt in and out to kill weeds and grasses.
According to Coburn, Sunland was first inundated with consumer requests for answers in the wake of the PCA disaster, and then, once it was ascertained that Sunland products were safe, a rising demand for peanuts, leading to "a very interesting time" for the company.
Researchers may sometimes complain they work for peanuts, but scientists at the USA's National Peanut Research Laboratory have shown that this is not always a bad thing: they have developed new high-tech grading methods that could dramatically boost the American peanut industry.
The scientific name for peanuts is Arachis hypogaea.
Porter says the new initiative can help meet an increasing demand for peanuts through economical, sustainable, and environmentally compatible management strategies.
In adults, there appeared to be no increase in prevalence, either for peanuts or tree nuts.
Considering all they have to offer, it's hard to imagine how peanuts became associated with smallness, as in "peanut-brain" or "buying something for peanuts.
Kevin Brown and Darren Dreifort are making millions of dollars this season sitting on the disabled list, but Roger Owens, the Dodgers' most consistent and popular ``pitcher,'' continues to work for peanuts.
Carver found more than three hundred uses for peanuts.
chemical companies have been exploring their potential for peanuts, apples, pecans and peaches.
As Homer reaches Moe's place, an overwhelming urge for peanuts takes control of his temperament, but he is shocked to learn that Moe is no longer serving peanuts.
Approximately one-third of parents said they still read ingredient labels to look for peanuts.
4% for peanut and tree nut allergy, with a female predominance among the adults and a male predominance among the children.