(a) penny for your thoughts.


(a) penny for your thoughts.
something that you say in order to ask someone who is being very quiet what they are thinking about.

'A penny for your thoughts.' 'Oh, I was just thinking about how to tell him I'm leaving.'


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • penny for your thoughts — (a) penny for your thoughts used to ask what someone is thinking about “A penny for your thoughts?” “Oh, I m just thinking about what I want to do over the weekend.” • • • Main Entry: ↑penny (a) penny for your thoughts see ↑penny • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • penny for your thoughts —    This phrase is used to ask someone what they are thinking about.     You look pensive. A penny for your thoughts …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • penny for your thoughts — See a penny for your thoughts …   English idioms

  • penny for your thoughts —  (a) Expression addressed to silent, obviously preoccupied person, inviting him to confide, penny has dropped Point has been understood, penny numbers, in In small quantities, people Relatives …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • penny for your thoughts — what are you thinking about …   English contemporary dictionary

  • A Penny for Your Thoughts — Infobox Television episode Title = A Penny for Your Thoughts Series = The Twilight Zone Caption =Dick York in A Penny for Your Thoughts Season = 2 Episode = 52 Airdate =February 3, 1961 Production = 173 3650 Writer =George Clayton Johnson… …   Wikipedia

  • a penny for your thoughts — (informal) What are you thinking (so deeply) about? • • • Main Entry: ↑penny * * * used to ask someone what they are thinking about * * * (a) penny for your thoughts used to ask what someone is thinking about “A penny for your thoughts?” “Oh, I m …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) penny for your thoughts — a penny for your thoughts spoken phrase used for asking someone what they are thinking about Thesaurus: ways of asking questions and making requestshyponym to ask a question or questionssynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) penny for your thoughts — I would like to know what you are thinking about. For several minutes they sat silently, then finally she looked at him and said, “A penny for your thoughts, Walter.” …   New idioms dictionary

  • a penny for your thoughts — tell me what you are thinking about    When I m quiet, she will say, A penny for your thoughts …   English idioms


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