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pretty penny

n. a sizable amount of money. This watch cost me a pretty penny, and I intend to take care of it.
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pretty penny

A considerable sum of money: I paid a pretty penny for that ring.
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Janet is worth a pretty penny herself at an estimated $150 million but Wissam will be the one shelling out for the grand affair.
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30 ( ANI ): British Prime Minister David Cameron could probably save himself a pretty penny by actually purchasing his own white tie and tails, rather than renting them, according to a report.
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It is a great buy as the current owners spent a pretty penny opening this place.
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