What does a “pretty penny” mean? 

Find out the meaning here so you can use it when you speak English!

In today’s lesson we’re going to talk about the term “a pretty penny.”

So, what does this mean?

Well, the word “pretty” can mean beautiful or attractive, and in some cases,

it can be used like the word “very.”

And a “penny” is a coin that we use in the United States and

in some other countries such as Canada, I believe.

But what does the term “a pretty penny” mean? Well, it’s pretty easy;

it just means a lot of money, simple, or a large sum of money.

Okay, so let me give you some example sentences:

“I paid a pretty penny for that car.”

“My parents invested a pretty penny in my college education.”

“You’ll have to spend a pretty penny if you want to go on vacation in Dubai.”

“It took me a pretty penny to design this software.”

All right, there you go, “a pretty penny.”

I hope that this was useful for you and that now you can use this easy term,

“a pretty penny” when you’re practicing and using your English.

I hoped you liked the video.

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