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1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

The address of the White House, the residence of the president of the United States of America, used to refer to the White House or the presidency itself. Primarily heard in US. 1600 Penn. Ave. has not yet taken an official stance on this issue.
See also: avenue

(one's) two penn'orth

One's ideas, opinions, or point of view. ("Penn'orth" is a contraction of "pennies' worth.") Primarily heard in UK. If anyone wants to hear Dr Sanders' two penn'orth about the anti-vaccination debate, you can tune in to his podcast this Friday. I'd just like to put in my two penn'orth before we finish up the meeting, if I may.
See also: two

stick in (one's) two penn'orth

To share one's opinion, idea, or point of view, regardless of whether or not others want to hear it. ("Penn'orth" is a contraction of "pennies' worth.") Primarily heard in UK. I find Jeff's husband a bit trying at times. He always has to stick in his two penn'orth, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just stick in my two penn'orth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
See also: stick, two

give (one's) two penn'orth

To share one's opinion, idea, or point of view, regardless of whether or not others want to hear it. ("Penn'orth" is a contraction of "pennies' worth.") Primarily heard in UK. I find Jeff's husband a bit trying at times. He always has to give his two penn'orth, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just give my two penn'orth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
See also: give, two

add (one's) two penn'orth

To share one's opinion, idea, or point of view, regardless of whether or not others want to hear it. ("Penn'orth" is a contraction of "pennies' worth.") Primarily heard in UK. I find Jeff's husband a bit trying at times. He always has to add his two penn'orth, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just add my two penn'orth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
See also: add, two

put in (one's) two penn'orth

To share one's opinion, idea, or point of view, regardless of whether or not others want to hear it. ("Penn'orth" is a contraction of "pennies' worth.") Primarily heard in UK. I find Jeff a bit trying at times. He always has to put in his two penn'orth, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just put in my two penn'orth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
See also: put, two

put in (one's) two pennyworth

To share one's opinion, idea, or point of view, regardless of whether or not others want to hear it. ("pennyworth" is a contraction of "pennies' worth.") Primarily heard in UK. I find Jeff a bit trying at times. He always has to put in his two pennyworth, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just put in my two pennyworth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
See also: pennyworth, put, two

your two penn'orth

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
Your two penn'orth is your opinion about something, even if nobody has asked you for it. I'm just putting my two penn'orth in, that's all. Note: People sometimes replace two with another number. The meeting dragged on for more than five hours to ensure that they all had their four penn'orth. Note: The usual American expression is your two cents' worth. Note: `Two penn'orth' means `two pennies' worth'.
See also: two

put in your two ˈpennyworth/ˈpenn’orth

(British English) (American English put in your two ˈcents’ worth) (informal) give your opinion about something, even if other people do not want to hear it: I expect you’ve already made up your mind, but I’ll put in my two pennyworth anyway.The public will get a chance to put in their two cents’ worth at a public hearing.
See also: pennyworth, put, two
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In the early 1870s, Penn succeeded both professionally and financially.
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The business is all about the bottom line,'' Penn said.
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Me and Spooner are still kind of like we was in the '60s,'' Penn said in his gentle Southern drawl this week from his Nashville home.
Penn has been considered one of the best actors in the business since his indelible 1982 portrayal of a stoned-out surfer dude in ``Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
NET also provides Penn Telecom with enhanced capabilities such as financial management, equipment inventory, trouble ticketing, collections management, number inventory, and electronic bill payment and presentment.
Texas came back on its next drive to tie the game 15-15 on a 48-yard field goal, but Penn State scored on its next two drives and wasn't threatened the rest of the game.
Canney was elected as a member of the board of managers of Rio Vista GP LLC, a subsidiary of Penn Octane, and serves as chairman of that board.
If this seems a bit repetitive, just imagine how it seemed to the USC Trojans, who allowed the Penn State running back to produce a career highlight film in one afternoon during a 24-7 thrashing Sunday in the Kickoff Classic.
Addressing these concerns, The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company is the first, and only, financial services provider to offer lifetime inflation protection for their variable annuity products.