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What does the phrase, 'the penny dropped' mean?

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Asked by 35yoamom at 2:08 AM on Sep. 12, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • When the penny drops, someone belatedly understands something that everyone else has long since understood.

    Answer by Congenial at 3:22 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • never heard of this one.. i'm gooing to have to ask around :)

    Answer by TezMoM at 3:45 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • I think it is a British expression because my dad and in-laws use that expression.  It means that you finally understand something.


    Answer by beeky at 6:41 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

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