Definition of a penny for your thoughts in English:

a penny for your thoughts

phrase

  • Used to ask someone what they are thinking about.

    • ‘Next time someone offers you a penny for your thoughts… sell!’
    • ‘I haven't heard anyone say that for years - a penny for your thoughts.’
    • ‘So, a penny for your thoughts here: what criteria, if any, should be applied in selecting names?’
    • ‘When did the phrase "a penny for your thoughts" originate?’
    • ‘It's in this book that we find the earliest known citation of the line, "A penny for your thoughts."’