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pound (£)

the standard monetary unit of the UK. See CURRENCY. STERLING.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

pound

the standard CURRENCY unit of the UK and a number of other countries, mainly current and former members of the British Commonwealth. When used in international transactions, the UK pound is referred to as STERLING to distinguish it from other country's pounds, such as the Lebanese or Egyptian pound.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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I don't think a couple of coppers for the police to keep them pounding the beat will tip us into some great economic slump, do you?
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A NEW bobby will be pounding the beat in the Midlands with a pledge to stamp out anti-social behaviour.
Fourth, let the police go back to pounding the beat.