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like cheese at four pence

In an idle, awkward, and/or out-of-place state; being ignored, abandoned, or left to wait awkwardly. Primarily heard in UK. Well, don't just sit there like cheese at four pence—speak up and say what's on your mind! The receptionist was called away before I was done telling her what I needed, leaving me standing there like cheese at four pence.
See also: cheese, four, like, pence

not give twopence

To not give in the slightest (about something or someone). Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I don't give twopence how you get it done, just make sure the deed to that estate is in my possession within a fortnight! I know that Jeremy has a crush on me, but to be honest I couldn't give twopence for him.
See also: give, not, twopence

not care twopence

To not care in the slightest (about something or someone). Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I don't care twopence how you get it done, just make sure the deed to that estate is in my possession within a fortnight! I know that Jeremy has a crush on me, but to be honest I couldn't care twopence for him.
See also: care, not, twopence

not matter twopence

To not matter in the slightest; to be totally unimportant. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. It doesn't matter twopence how you get it done, just make sure the deed to that estate is in my possession within a fortnight! She doesn't come from an upper class background, but it wouldn't matter twopence whether she were the Queen of Sheba or a beggar in the street: I love her, and that's all I care about!
See also: matter, not, twopence

take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves

You will always have money if you are attentive to your finances, especially the smallest amounts or transactions. Those little bits of money you spend here and there all add up and will drain your bank account in no time. Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.
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Vice President Mike Pence to visit Texas for border tour, fundraising
In the early 1990s, Pence likely wasn't on the Koch brothers' radar, but by running IPRF, he was already linked to them financially.
On national sovereignty-destroying "free trade" schemes such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the North American Free Trade Agreement, Pence has been a major cheerleader of globalism.
In 2004, Pence backed a package of bills introduced by then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (RTexas).
Trump has made clear he values Pence, telling a rally on Thursday in Portland, Maine, that he and his running mate have a "great relationship."
Greenbrier County, the area where the 5-year-old gourmet store is located, is a magnet for tourists "There is a lot of recreation and tourism here," says Pence about Lewisburg, which is near The Greenbrier resort.
Pence gave a pregame speech for the ages, encouraging his team to play for another day, play for each other.
At 93.34 pence per litre, diesel car owners were slightly better off this week than at the start of the year, because their fuel now costs only 3.06 pence per litre more than unleaded, compared to 5.26p in January.
"I've heard the arguments that you have to spend to win elections," says Pence. "People told me that when I voted against No Child Left Behind.
Writing in his monthly parish magazine the vicar, Rev Stephen Pullan of St Mary's Church, in Sundon, Luton, says: "When folk made a once a year visit to church armed with expensive raffle tickets and video cameras and warm clothing, the trash on the plate included 41 one pence coins, 47 two pence coins, 51 five pence coins, 42 ten pence coins and pounds 8.60 in 20 pence coins as well as out-of-date British currency."
Ulster meat plants are currently quoting 166 to 168 pence per kilo for grade U3 steers and heifers are R3 sorts are being sold for as high as 162 pence a kilo.
GOLDMAN SACHS RESUMES OCADO WITH 'NEUTRAL' - TARGET 1220 PENCE
Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Texas this weekend to tour the state's border with Mexico and raise money for fellow Republicans.
In a new profile of Vice President Mike Pence by the New Yorker, reporter Jane Mayer details how President Trump prodded Pence about several of his socially conservative stances.