two cents

noun
1.
something of insignificant value; a paltry amount: We wouldn't give two cents for their chances of success.
Idioms
2.
two cents worth, an opinion, usually unsolicited and unwelcome: Who asked you to add your two cents worth?

Origin:
1840–50

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Main Entry:  two cents
Part of Speech:  phr
Definition:  an unsolicited opinion; also called two cents' worth
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two cents

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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
Along the way, he is putting in his two cents on hot-button issues.
So, with the caveat that everyone does this differently, please allow me to
  offer my two cents.
It's good when someone else adds their two cents to refute an untruth.
As somebody who's somewhat autistic, let me put my two cents in as to what the
  proper interpretation might be.
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