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This page is about the slang term peanuts


very little money

For example

  • When I was a kid I worked for peanuts delivering newspapers on a bicycle. I got about a dollar a day.

  • Her apartment is really cheap. She's been there for years, and she still pays peanuts for it.

Quick Quiz

Christine says the kids who work at McDonald's get paid peanuts. She says their salary is

a. very low

b. very good

c. very high

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Contributor: Matt Errey