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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.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


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

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
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.
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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