Penny

(redirected from counting the pennies)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

Penny

The formal or informal name for the smallest unit of many currencies. One penny is usually equal in value to one cent or the equivalent.
References in periodicals archive ?
At a time when all organisation are counting the pennies it is good to see the police force putting aside resources that can have a huge impact in our towns and villages.
Her Majesty''s subjects, presently counting the pennies for fear what 2012 may bring, will find little comfort in yet another Tory twit who has an eye on a knighthood.
Anyone working within the public or voluntary sector will almost definitely be facing huge cuts and counting the pennies.
So, if you are counting the pennies then the Alto is well worth a look.
Those families already counting the pennies will be struggling to get by.
Leeds came second with 57 per cent of people claiming to have been counting the pennies and Glasgow came third with 56 per cent of residents storing away cash.
MUM-OF-TWO Liz Rodgers is more accustomed to counting the pennies than splashing the cash.
He said, "I have always been concerned about families trying to eat well on a budget, and this initiative by Sainsbury's goes a long way to helping those who are counting the pennies.
Bet he was counting the pennies rather than laughing all the way to the bank.
It just felt like that even after winning the Champions League trophy for the fifth time, we were still counting the pennies.