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Meaning of “(a) penny for your thoughts” in the English Dictionary

"(a) penny for your thoughts" in British English

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(a) penny for your thoughts

said when you ​want to ​know what another ​person is ​thinking, usually because they have been ​quiet for a while
(Definition of (a) penny for your thoughts from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"a penny for your thoughts" in American English

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a penny for your thoughts

I would like to ​know what you are ​thinking: You haven't said very much – a penny for ​yourthoughts.
(Definition of a penny for your thoughts from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “(a) penny for your thoughts”
in Chinese (Simplified) 你在寻思什么呢…
in Chinese (Traditional) 你在尋思甚麼呢…
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