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Post time 2007-8-24 08:41:43 |Display all floors
Penny for your thoughts?
你的想法只值一分钱?

Don’t push your luck, Gabby.
别想碰运气了,盖比。

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Post time 2007-8-24 08:50:35 |Display all floors
It's a colloquial way of saying, can you tell me what's in your mind?

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Post time 2007-8-24 09:21:05 |Display all floors
Originally posted by adeley at 2007-8-24 08:41
Penny for your thoughts?
你的想法只值一分钱?

Don’t push your luck, Gabby.
别想碰运气了,盖比。

请帮忙看看!

A penny for your thoughts = What are you thinking about?  
For example, You've been awfully quiet--a penny for your thoughts. This expression dates from the 1500s and was in John Heywood's 1546 collection of proverbs.

Idiom, Don’t push your luck = do not try to get too much, do not ask for more

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Post time 2007-8-24 11:30:40 |Display all floors
Originally posted by adeley at 2007-8-24 08:41
Penny for your thoughts?
你的想法只值一分钱?

Don’t push your luck, Gabby.
别想碰运气了,盖比。

请帮忙看看!


I think, "don't push your luck"  here means "别太过分了"

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Post time 2007-8-24 11:43:09 |Display all floors

Well, in anohter word...^_^

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Post time 2007-8-24 13:22:20 |Display all floors
i agree

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Post time 2007-8-31 19:31:27 |Display all floors
A penny for your thoughts.
something that you say in order to ask someone who is being very quiet what they are thinking about. 'A penny for your thoughts.' 'Oh, I was just thinking about how to tell him I'm leaving.'
See also: penny, thought
Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms © Cambridge University Press 1998

a penny for your thoughts
I would like to know what you are thinking about. For several minutes they sat silently, then finally she looked at him and said, ?A penny for your thoughts, Walter.?
See also: penny, thought
Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms © Cambridge University Press 2003

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