quid


quid
I.
/kwɪd / (say kwid)

noun
a portion of something, especially tobacco, for holding in the mouth and chewing.
{variant of cud}
II.
/kwɪd / (say kwid) Colloquial

noun (plural quid or quids)
1. (formerly) a pound in money, especially £1 as a pound note.
2. (plural) money, especially a large amount: I'll bet that cost quids and quids.
phrase
3. a quick quid, money earned with little effort, often by dishonest means.
4. cost a quid, to be very expensive.
5. earn (or make) a quid, to earn some money: *that quest, isn't for the moment commercial, or politically convenient, or likely to make a quid, and doesn't for the moment show a profit at the box office –bob ellis, 2000.
6. have a quid (or two), to be wealthy.
7. not for quids, never; for no inducement at all.
8. not get the full quid, not to obtain the full value for one's money.
9. not the full quid, mentally slow; intellectually impaired; dull-witted.
10. turn an honest quid, to earn money by honest means.
{origin uncertain}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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