String of Ponies

String of Ponies

A British slang term for 250 pounds. It is an example of Cockney rhyming slang.
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In the meantime, volunteers have continued to run the centre, looking after a string of ponies and organising lessons.
Day one of the two-day event saw the guests select their mounts from the Amman host's string of ponies.
Stagecoach multi-millionnaire Brian Souter kept a string of ponies at the centre and paid Somers to act as his agent.