penny for your thoughts


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penny for your thoughts

A phrase said when one is trying to find out what another person is thinking. You've been awfully quiet tonight, honey—a penny for your thoughts?
See also: penny, thought

penny for your thoughts

Prov. What are you thinking about?; I would give you a penny if you tell me your thoughts. Noticing that Janet looked pensive, Bill said, "A penny for your thoughts!" You seem very pleased with yourself today. A penny for your thoughts!
See also: penny, thought
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Her many published works include “A Penny for your Thoughts,” Penny Johnson, Published by Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 06-30-04-I.
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A penny for your thoughts, goes the old saying ( a time-honoured way of jogging people out of a pensive or wistful silence.