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  ( coins    plural & 3rd person present)   ( coining    present participle)   ( coined    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A coin is a small piece of metal which is used as money.  
...50 pence coins., ...Frederick's gold coin collection.     
2       verb   If you coin a word or a phrase, you are the first person to say it.  
Jaron Lanier coined the term `virtual reality' and pioneered its early development...      V n  
3    You say `to coin a phrase' to show that you realize you are making a pun or using a cliché.  
to coin a phrase      phrase  
Fifty local musicians have, to coin a phrase, banded together to form the Jazz Umbrella.     
4    You use the other side of the coin to mention a different aspect of a situation.  
the other side of the coin      phrase   PHR with cl  
These findings are a reminder that low pay is the other side of the coin of falling unemployment.     
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coin

  
1   
      vb   conceive, create, fabricate, forge, formulate, frame, invent, make up, mint, mould, originate, think up  
2   
      n   cash, change, copper, dosh     (Brit. & Austral. slang)   money, silver, specie  

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n.
A currency coin worth $1.00 in Canada. Bigger than a quarter but smaller than a tooney.
looney also can mean strange or weird. ex.He had always been a little bit looney.
npl.
testicles ; genitalia ; gonads ; nuts ; privates ; pudenda ; stones ; testes ; private parts ; family jewels ; bollocks ; balls ; cullions ; rocks ; boys ; cherries ; coin purse ; cojones ; deez ; gear ; giggleberries ; grapes ; knackers ; nuggets ; plums ; sack
[Slang];[UK] Ex.: Get the fuck out of here before I rip your goolies off, you bastard!
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