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"Fifty penny is a small price to pay for an apple."

What's the meaning of the sentence?
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It means they are getting a bargain!
1. The apple is cheap.

2. It's not enough to buy an apple with 50 penny.

I think it's ambiguous, isn't it?
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No it doesn't have the second meaning.

'It's a small price to pay'...here is being used literally, which is not its usual context. But using it literally, then it only means that the apple is cheap.

The phrase is also used to refer to non-financial 'prices'.

'I have to get up at 4am every morning for my training but it is a small price to pay for an Olympic Gold!'

'Sometimes he gets a bit lonely in his flat but it's a small price to pay for his independence from his parents.'

'I have to make my girlfriend a cup of tea in bed every morning but it's a small price to pay for domestic harmony'.
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(Also, it would usually be "50 pence" or "50p".)
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