Random thoughts of a Brit living in the Imperial Valley of California

British Phrase of the Week

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I used this today and no one had a clue what I was talking about:

“I think the penny has finally dropped: he has started looking for another job”

It means someone has finally understood a situation, long after it was very obvious to everybody else. You can google the etymology of the phrase for yourselves (it has to do with penny slot machines).

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September 17th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

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