# What are "it's worth every penny" and "That's an outstanding piece of.."?

• 08-Apr-2010, 04:52
nhatruc
What are "it's worth every penny" and "That's an outstanding piece of.."?
Dear all.
I've listened the following conversation. I havn't understood two sentences. They are "That's an outstanding piece of Depression glass " and "It's worth every penny.". If somebody knows, please help me.

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Lynn Bunker is at a flea market in a small Connecticut town. She's just seen a glass bowl at one of the stands. She collects American glass objects made during the 1930s. She's interested in buying the bowl.
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Lynn: Excuse me. How much do you want for this bowl?
Stand owner: Let's see. Hmm.... That's an outstanding piece of Depression glass - in perfect shape. It's worth 150 bucks.
Lynn: A hundred and fifty dollars! Oh, I couldn't possibly pay that much. It's a shame. It really is nice.
Owner: Hold on, lady. I said it was worth 150 bucks. I'm only asking \$115.
Lynn: A hundred and fifteen dollars?
Owner: Yeah, it's a real bargain!
Lynn: Oh, I'm sure it is. But I can't afford that.
Owner: Well, look. Tell you what I'll do. I'll make it an even \$100. I can't go any lower than that.
Lynn: I'll give you \$65.
Owner: Sixty-five! Come on, lady. You've got to be kidding. I paid more than that for it myself. Take it for \$90. It's worth every penny.
Lynn: Well, maybe I could give you \$75.
Owner: Eighty-five. That's my final price.
Lynn: Eighty.
Owner: Make it \$83.
Lynn: OK. Eighty-three.
Owner: Let me wrap it up for you. There you are, lady - a real bargain.
Lynn: Yeah, thanks a lot.

• 08-Apr-2010, 06:54
digitS'
Re: What are "it's worth every penny" and "That's an outstanding piece of.."?
An outstanding piece is a superior example.

"Depression glass n. Machine-pressed, tinted glassware mass-produced during the 1920s and 1930s." thefreedictionary.com

It's worth every penny (of \$90).
penny = cent
It is worth all 9000 cents.

I hope that helps.

Steve
• 08-Apr-2010, 10:46
nhatruc
Re: What are "it's worth every penny" and "That's an outstanding piece of.."?
Quote:

Originally Posted by digitS'

It's worth every penny (of \$90).
penny = cent
It is worth all 9000 cents.

I hope that helps.

Steve

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Thank you for your answer. But one thing i'm still not clear.
Right after "Take it for \$90", is the sentence "It's worth every penny=It is worth all 9000 cents". It means according to this context

I can not reduce any more, even 1 cent.

I think, one thing was able to understand between Stand owner and Buyer in this conversation \$90 = 9000 cents.

All of thing above is what I feel, if it's wrong, please tell me more.