two ha'pennies for a penny

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two ha'pennies for a penny

dated Any money at all. Usually used in negative constructions. (A "ha'penny," or "halfpenny," was a British coin equal to half of a penny. It is no longer in circulation.) Primarily heard in UK. Give her some money, dear. The poor girl looks like she hasn't got two ha'pennies for a penny.
See also: for, penny, two
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