One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the market for ponies is poor and they fetch next to nothing’
very small sum, pittance, trifle, flea-bite, trifling sum, drop in the ocean, insignificant sum, derisory sum, paltry sum
small change, pence
hardly anything, very little, the bare minimum
informal peanuts, chicken feed, piddling amount, shoestring
North American informal chump change
South African informal tickey
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