English Idiom – A penny for your thoughts

 

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A penny for your thoughts…

This idiom is used as a way of asking someone who is being very quiet what they are thinking about.

Example: ‘A penny for your thoughts.’ ‘Oh, I was just thinking about how to tell him I’m leaving.’

Example: For several minutes they sat silently, then finally she looked at him and said, “A penny for your thoughts, Walter.”

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