coin

coin
coin1 W3S3 [kɔın] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: 'three-sided piece, corner', from Latin cuneus; CUNEIFORM]
1.)
a piece of metal, usually flat and round, that is used as money
→↑bill, note ↑note
2.) toss/flip a coin
to choose or decide something by throwing a coin into the air and guessing which side of it will show when it falls
Let's toss a coin to see who goes first.
3.) the other/opposite side of the coin
a different or opposite way of thinking about something
Making the rules is only part of it. How the rules are carried out is the other side of the coin.
4.) two sides of the same coin
two problems or situations that are so closely connected that they are really just two parts of the same thing
Great opportunity and great danger are two sides of the same coin.
5.) [U]
money in the form of metal coins
coin 2
coin2 v [T ]
1.) to invent a new word or expression, especially one that many people start to use
The word 'aromatherapy' was coined in the 1920s.
2.) to coin a phrase
spoken said in a joking way when you use a very common expression, to show that you know it is used a lot
He'd thought the flight would never -- to coin a phrase -- get off the ground.
3.) coin money/coin it (in)
BrE informal to earn a lot of money very quickly
BT at its profitable peak was coining it at the rate of £90 a second.
4.) to make pieces of money from metal

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • coin it — coin money or coin it To make a lot of money rapidly • • • Main Entry: ↑coin * * * coin it (or coin money) Brit informal : to earn a lot of money quickly or easily They are really coining it/money with their new CD. • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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