From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishpeanutspeanutsinformalLITTLE/NOT MUCH a very small amount of moneyThe hotel workers get paid peanuts.I’m tired of working for peanuts. →peanut
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working for peanuts• What this ends up with is the artistsworking for peanuts and handing over the copyrights.• They are not working for peanuts for the fun of it.• In other words, you don't have to go on working for peanuts!PeanutsPeanutsa humorous US cartoonstrip (=a set of drawings that tell a story in a newspaper or magazine) by Charles Schultz, about a boy called CharlieBrown, who is nice but not very confident and often unlucky. Other characters include his dog Snoopy, his sisterSally, and his friends Lucy, Linus, Pigpen, PeppermintPatty, and Schroeder.From Longman Business Dictionarypeanutspea‧nuts /ˈpiːnʌts/ noun [uncountable]informal a very small amount of something, usually moneySome of the best investments are made for peanuts.Their earnings are peanuts compared with the salaries of the top managers.