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piece of change

1. Any sum of money, usually specified by an adjective. That's a pretty big piece of change to drop on a used car! I've been putting away little bits of money for a few years, and now I have a nice little piece of change saved up for a trip to Japan.
2. A coin. Legend has it that anyone who drops a piece of change into this well will have any wish their heart desires granted.
See also: change, of, piece
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piece of change

A sum of money, especially a considerable amount, as in That car is worth a piece of change. [Slang; early 1900s]
See also: change, of, piece
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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