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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He would wait for us every afternoon with his string of ponies, near the bus depot (known as the Agency) below the steep climb to the Mall.
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. The teams, mixed Jordanian and Saudi representatives - played in friendly tournament warm up games to allow the visitors to become accustomed to their mounts.