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- n. A derisory amount of money
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They're embracing kleptocapitalism – investing bugger-all in industry, hiving it all off for themselves, and blaming "the crisis", until the whole world's workforce will be uniformly paid flumpence an hour.
Instead we found Absolutely Fabulous and The Royle Family on video for flumpence (one of Daddy's sayings meaning next to nowt!), and also some very nice drinking glasses from Woolworths (fancy that!) for very little money too.
Compared to a player or manager earning (let's say) £2million a year or £40,000 per week, the linesmen are paid flumpence.