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Pennies from heaven

Unexpected good fortune, a windfall, as in They sent back our check—pennies from heaven. This expression may have originated with a song and motion picture so named (1936), popularized by Bing Crosby.


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    [pen-i-lis] /ˈpɛn ɪ lɪs/ adjective 1. without any money whatsoever; totally impoverished; destitute. /ˈpɛnɪlɪs/ adjective 1. very poor; almost totally without money adj. “destitute,” early 14c., penyles, from penny + -less.

  • Pennillion

    /pɪˈnɪlɪən/ noun 1. a variant spelling of penillion

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    [pen-ahyn] /ˈpɛn aɪn/ plural noun 1. a mountain range on the border between Switzerland and Italy: part of the Alps. Highest peak, Monte Rosa, 15,217 feet (4640 meters). /ˈpɛnaɪn/ plural noun 1. a range of the Alps between Switzerland and Italy. Highest peak: Monte Rosa, 4634 m (15 204 ft)

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