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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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 is a place where rape is so widespread that it frequently takes place in broad daylight, where gang members roam the narrow, stinking tented alleys with weapons, and where newly-orphaned street children fight over the odd piece of change handed out by aid workers stopping to take photographs in front of the ruined palace.
That happens to be a significantly larger piece of change than he got for his Baron.
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 foundation made a good piece of change out of it and it will be put to good use supporting the University Judaism and the Israel Institute of Technology,'' Bruce Whizin said of the sale.
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.
Managing range changes, promotions and strategic direction takes this long to filter through to the business," says one, while another requires more time to fulfil bigger ambitions: "Three to four years would give me the chance to set up and deliver a stunning piece of change that would shake up the market and benefit me and the business.
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.
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.
Most production drilling and tapping machines can be retrofitted with CNC feed units, saving their owners a good piece of change while bringing the machines up to current productivity, accuracy and quality standards.