for peanuts

for peanuts

For a very paltry or minuscule amount of money; for nearly no money or the absolute minimum amount. I managed to get tickets! Suzy's brother has a connection in the stadium, so we got them for peanuts! I had a few jobs during college working for peanuts, but it was the only work I could get that fit in with my schedule.
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for peanuts

and for chicken feed
mod. for practically no money at all. (see also chicken feed.) I won’t work for peanuts! They expect me to do all that for chicken feed.
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Instead he promoted more than 300 uses for peanuts, among other crops such as soy beans and sweet potatoes.
Beginning with the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933, farm businesses growing peanuts have benefited from federal policies that increase their incomes by raising the prices US consumers pay for peanuts. Initially, federal support for peanut production was provided through paid land retirement programs, then price supports, and then, until 2002, via a quota system that raised the price of peanuts used in consumer-oriented products such as peanut butter.
The farmer may repay the loan plus interest at any time during the next nine months that the weekly posted price for peanuts as determined by the USDA is at or above the loan rate.
"No one can say for sure if the avoidance recommendation for peanuts was related to the rising number of peanut allergies seen in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but one thing is certain: it did not stop the increase," Young says.
Decades ago, land was broken for peanuts with a mule-drawn steel moldboard plow in late winter to early spring.
Researchers may sometimes complain they work for peanuts, but scientists at the USA's National Peanut Research Laboratory have shown that this is not always a bad thing: they have developed new high-tech grading methods that could dramatically boost the American peanut industry.
The scientific name for peanuts is Arachis hypogaea.
Porter says the new initiative can help meet an increasing demand for peanuts through economical, sustainable, and environmentally compatible management strategies.
In 2002, the nut industry asked the Food and Drug Administration to approve a heart disease claim for peanuts and nuts that grow on trees.
In adults, there appeared to be no increase in prevalence, either for peanuts or tree nuts.
Considering all they have to offer, it's hard to imagine how peanuts became associated with smallness, as in "peanut-brain" or "buying something for peanuts." Nutritionally speaking, peanuts are packed with protein, fiber and vitamin E, plus the kind of fat that lowers cholesterol rather than raising it.
Unlike many other food allergies, most individuals do not develop a tolerance for peanuts but have lifelong allergies with more severe reactions as they get older (Sampson, 2002).
He found more than 300 other uses for peanuts, including being used in the making of soap and even shoe polish.
chemical companies have been exploring their potential for peanuts, apples, pecans and peaches.
Approximately one-third of parents said they still read ingredient labels to look for peanuts. Most of the children only occasionally (once per month) or rarely (several times per year) ate peanuts after passing their challenge.