It's odd. I did a usage search and was sure that "a pretty penny off of" was coming out at the head. Now I check back, it isn't at all. In fact, it's not showing up at all, while "a pretty penny off" (without "of") shows some signs of life, but even that isn't terribly vigorous.I would say any viable expression is preferable to 'off of'.
For example: 'make money from a deal', 'on a deal', 'out of a deal', 'on the stock market', 'in the stock market' etc.
I am really surprised that a textbook would use 'off of'! I loath 'off of' with a passion. Your common sense version is much better.Hi all
Does ” make a pretty penny off of “ euqal to ” make a pretty penny out of “？ The former expression I found in my textbook， and the latter I coined according to my English common sense.
Yes, I forgot about 'on'.I once came across the phrase "earn a pretty penny", which (as I now see, having done a Google search) is used with a range of prepositions. The same appears to be the case with "make a pretty penny" - "out" seems to be fairly common, whereas "off" is far from being one. The most popular wording is the one using "on", it seems.