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a pretty penny

A large amount of money. A fancy car like that costs a pretty penny, so I definitely can't afford it! Wow, Alex must have paid a pretty penny for a house in a gated community.
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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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Now with Gloucestershire trainer Jennifer Mason, the eight-year-old Pretty Penny won a fillies' and mares' maiden point-to-point at Barbury Castle at the beginning of last month, asserting between the final two fences to beat short-priced favourite Where's My Slave, who once finished runnerup in a Killarney handicap hurdle for Jessica Harrington.
A pretty penny that can be spent on Liverpool children.
Pretty Penny, the legendary Nyack, New York estate of actress Helen Hayes, is offered for sale through Sotheby's International Realty in association with co-exclusive listing broker, Lydecker Realty of Nyack.
In the ecommerce industry, time to code is not a luxury and long development cycles are likely to cost you a pretty penny.
That's a pretty penny for a 55-person firm that generated just $20 million in revenue in 2013 (per Forbes).
So deep breath, the list of so far purchased outerwear includes: | Yellow T-shirt that can be worn with trousers, skirt and pinafore dress | Gingham blue dress for summer | Red T-shirt for games with shorts or leggings | Optional hoodie, sweatshirt and blue cardigan Add in the new trainers, new shoes, school bag, stationery set, and obligatory gonk (if you so desire) then this costs not so much a pretty penny as an ugly pound.
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It has been also revealed that the actress' appearance in the short advertisement came for a hefty pretty penny.
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Pretty Penny is joining Wallace and Gromit on our TV screens as part of an energy company's advertising campaign.
But in these times of recession, we need something a little more substantial if we're to make our properties worth a pretty penny - and George Clarke's Home Show is definitely the pick of the crop.
Some 70 per cent of dogs purchased - for a pretty penny - in Britain are pedigrees.
He believes he is transforming community eyesores while making a pretty penny.
SOUTHPORT developers have spent a pretty penny on converting a former underground public toilet into a trendy bar and restaurant.