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peanutsplural noun

 us   /ˈpi·nəts, -ˌnʌts/ infml
a very ​smallamount of ​money: They ​expect us to ​work for peanuts.
(Definition of peanuts from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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peanutsnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈpiːnʌts/ informal MONEY
an ​amount of ​money that is so ​small it is not ​worthworking for or considering: earn/make/be paid peanuts They ​worklonghours and ​earn peanuts. A ​fine of $2 million is peanuts to an ​organization of that ​size.
(Definition of peanuts from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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