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    not a penny the worse

    Hello

    What does this phrase -not a penny the worse- mean?I found it in a short story.

    The context:
    Landlord's field wasn't a penny the worse for the visit.

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    Re: not a penny the worse

    Please cite the title and author of the short story.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: not a penny the worse

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Please cite the title and author of the short story.
    "The Ghost Ship", by Richard Middleton

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    Re: not a penny the worse

    It means that it wasn't financially disadvantaged by the visit.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: not a penny the worse

    Thank you very much

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