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(as) nice as ninepence

Very tidy, neat, and well-organized; in good order. After my kids made me breakfast in bed, I expected the kitchen to be a mess. But was I ever surprised to find the whole place as nice as ninepence when I came downstairs! James is so meticulous with his office, always keeping it nice as ninepence.
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(as) neat as ninepence

Very tidy, neat, and well-organized; in good order. After my kids made me breakfast in bed, I expected the kitchen to be a mess. But was I ever surprised to find the whole place as neat as ninepence when I came downstairs! James is so meticulous with his office, always keeping it neat as ninepence.
See also: neat, ninepence

(as) right as ninepence

Very tidy, neat, and well-organized; in good order. After my kids made me breakfast in bed, I expected the kitchen to be a mess. But was I ever surprised to find the whole place as right as ninepence when I came downstairs! James is so meticulous with his office, always keeping it right as ninepence.
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They sold them to you at ninepence for 13 copies - your profit was 4d.
Encourage Next came sugar, at 12oz per person, then meat, with everyone entitled to ninepence worth of meat a week.
Unfortunately, the sum of one shilling and ninepence remains unaccounted for in one infantry battalion's petty cash, and there has been a hideous confusion as to the number of jars of raspberry jam issued to one cavalry regiment during a sandstorm in western Spain.
All levels of society were catered for, and this was reflected in the admission prices - boxes for four at 10/6d (52p), stalls one shilling (5p), circle ninepence (4p), the pit sixpence (2p) and gallery thruppence (1p).
To provide for this contingency, the Army followed the lead of the British Army, paying the troops an allowance of one shilling and ninepence per day on top of their standard pay to allow them to purchase additional food from the dry canteen or other outlets.
I took home three pounds and ninepence and my mother told me to take it back, they'd paid me too much'.
And the means test took ninepence of that from him," she added.
The cost to each household was the old one shilling and ninepence, so when the man first came to collect the weekly rental, he was immediately christened Dick One and Nine.
It was a confidence killer but John Thaw was terrific about it and the next day I came back and I was right as ninepence.
had the '70s perm thinning He was a proper old-school barber who would charge you your ninepence and then ask if you wanted 'something for the weekend'.
During the Hungry Thirties there was a similar thriving trade here - entrepreneurs paid ninepence a pound for dog ends (unfiltered), then made full-sized fags, five for a penny.
Ninepence would buy a packet of coloured strips, which the little ones used to make paper chains.
Sometimes they would row but other times they got on as right as ninepence.
Jamie is about four foot ninepence, Sophie about six foot square.