|a paltry sum
||a small amount of money, chicken feed, peanuts
||What did I pay for this painting? A paltry sum - I bought it at a garage sale.
|a paper trail
||a series of memos or letters that record events
||A business merger leaves a long paper trail - many documents.
|a party to that
||a person who helps to do something bad
||Jane said she didn't want to be a party to computer theft.
|a pat answer
||a planned or memorized answer, a canned answer
||You won't get the job if you give a pat answer to every question.
|a penny for your thoughts
||tell me what you are thinking about
||When I'm quiet, she will say, "A penny for your thoughts."
|a perfect stranger
||a person you have never seen, a total stranger
||In New York, a perfect stranger asked her to sleep with him.
||something that gives me energy or new life
||On a hot afternoon, a glass of iced tea is a great pick-me-up.
|a picture is worth a thousand words
||a picture is easier to understand than a report or essay
||Instead of more talk, I'll draw thousand words a diagram. A picture is worth a thousand words.
|a piece of ass [B]
||sex, intercourse, nookie
||If it's just a piece of ass you want, why don't you find a prostitute?
|a piece of cake
||easy to do, it's a snap, no problem
||Solving the puzzle was easy. It was a piece o' cake.