Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The game of poker when the amount of the ante is limited to one penny (one cent).
- adj. alternative spelling of pennyante.
“Why he ever started this cheap, penny-ante Building and Loan, I'll never know.”
“Parents got into the games, though the emotional investment was penny-ante compared to the high stakes in Majors.”
““This penny-ante bullshit job keeping you laced the way you like, Goldie?” he asked, taking the money and dragging a trail between my titties.”
“Maybe they convinced themselves they were playing penny-ante poker while they loaded the gun for Russian roulette and aimed it at civilization's head.”
“Department of Justice DOJ has been hoodwinked by America's biggest hoodlums, preferring to arrest a string of penny-ante Jersey mobsters than the Mafioso hiding in plain sight at Wall Street and Broadway.”
“There's no doubting the importance of cynically crafty posturing by major figures on the far right or the grandstanding of penny-ante demagogues.”
“Still, for a member of Washington's huge, underserved poker community exiled to penny-ante home games and sketchy underground card clubs, Texas Hold 'Em in a neighboring state sounds like paradise.”
“The following advice, culled from years of personal experience and hard data collected from other parents, may sound penny-ante, but trust me: This is what you need to know to improve the odds that your child will actually enjoy the four years you're about to subsidize.”
“The Russians look foolish because they seemed to screw up at the penny-ante stuff.”
“And just as honoring Nazis ought to be beneath the dignity of the POTUS, so penny-ante thievery ought to be beneath the dignity of the House of Dimon.”
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