In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1dos peniques masculine
- This is perverse and foolish, he told himself; if I wanted a wife, I could make choice of a dozen; yet here am I doting on Miss Aston, who seems not to care twopence for me!
- I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest………
- Unfortunately, none of that matters tuppence.
- The government doesn't care tuppence about my patients.
- I don't care twopence what other people think of it.
- A year ago I wouldn't have cared tuppence if he was ousted.
- How can you be said to have a direct pecuniary interest in the outcome of proceedings if it does not matter tuppence to you, personally, who wins or loses.
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