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earn an honest penny
To earn money in an honorable and legitimate way, typically through one's hard work. I used to swindle people, but I earn an honest penny these days, I swear! You're 40 years old—you need to get a job and start earning an honest penny.
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earn (or turn) an honest pennyearn money by fair means, especially by hard work.
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