[ dol-erz-uh n-sents ]
/ ˈdɒl ərz ənˈsɛnts /
considered strictly in terms of money: from a dollars-and-cents viewpoint.
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What plant word links the new poet laureate, the dollar bill, and a nymph?The nation has new a poet laureate, W.S. Merwin, who has written more than 30 books of poetry, translation, and prose over the past 60 years. Despite what Merwin’s title says, don’t expect him to parade around the Library of Congress with a leaf wreath on his head. The word “laureate” is derived from Latin, meaning “crowned with laurel.”Also known as the sweet bay, or just …
- dollars to doughnuts, it's,
- dolled up,
Origin of dollars-and-cents
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for dollars-and-cents
After three and a half years in such service it was hard for me to get down to a dollars-and-cents business again.Between the Lines|Henry Bascom Smith