two bits

noun Slang.
twenty-five cents.

1720–30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Word Origin & History

two bits
"quarter," 1730, in ref. to the Mexican real, a large coin that was divided into eight bits (cf. piece of eight; see piece); hence two-bit (adj.) "cheap, tawdry," first recorded 1929.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Idioms & Phrases

two bits

see under for two cents.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
The contrast between the two bits of infrastructure is telling.
Two bits of evidence suggest the truth lies somewhere in between.
Or, to put it slightly differently, two bits of nature disagree with each other.
The communist block also had two bits of good fortune.
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