piece of change

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

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
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You can't throw a rock around here and not hit some politically connected insider with a yen to house the downtrodden and walk away with a nice piece of change in the bargain.
"They have the IP (intellectual property) and license for well over 20 products and make a nice piece of change being on the Las Vegas Strip with that," Montgomery says, noting that most reality personalities don't generate much ancillary income at first.
For those who have a short memory, prior to the Pension Modernization Act of 2006, that piece of change was owned by the insurance industry.
"It's a big piece of change and we have to ensure that it is done right," Mr.
The day comes when a label printer lands that big dream job, the one that will cover the expense of a new press and operator and make the company a nice piece of change. It might happen, however, that business has improved for press manufacturers as well, and as a result the delivery time for new equipment is pushed farther away.
"That happens to be a significantly larger piece of change than he got for his Baron.
That market is no small piece of change. Last year the U.S.
"For us that's $300 million, so it's no small piece of change."
Sometimes the happy visitor would have a gift, or even a little piece of change to give you.
The ones who are honest will always tell you that money is part of the reason--the economics of Broadway guarantee that even if a show flops, the choreographer takes home a nice piece of change. But Jones' company is an uncommonly successful one.
There were a few half-chances, the first when Didier Drogba got his one piece of change out of the superb Carragher early on and dragged wide and the second when the African fed William Gallas on the left midway through the opening half.
But enough times to make a nice piece of change. In particular, folks will pay for information that improves their health, business, careers, and lives.
That's a nice piece of change considering that the odds were already weighing heavily in Houston's favor since Citgo could get cheap office space and much better transportation here.
For someone on Social Security, the difference between $3,600 a year and $6,000 a year is a serious piece of change. "Of course I know why," she quickly added in answer to her own question: "It's the big money they give the politicians.