A penny for your thoughts

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Meaning

  • Said when you want to know what another person is thinking, usually because they have been quiet for a while.
  • A way of asking what someone else is thinking.
  • A request to somebody who is lost in consideration to share his or her thoughts.

Example Sentences

  • You have been quiet for a while, a penny for your thoughts.
  • For several minutes they sat in silence; finally, she said, "A penny for your thoughts."
  • Noticing that he was a little distant, I eventually said, "A penny for your thoughts."

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