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two cents

something of insignificant value; a paltry amount:
We wouldn't give two cents for their chances of success.
two cents worth, an opinion, usually unsolicited and unwelcome:
Who asked you to add your two cents worth?
Origin of two cents
1840-50 Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • They wouldn't take my two cents', and next week they'll get my three.
  • Early turnpike companies built these roads and there was often a toll charge of one to two cents per horse.
  • Enacting the original gasoline tax, which was two cents per gallon and earmarked for county and state highway purposes.
  • High school or common school district tax rate is based on two cents for each percentage increase.
  • The remaining two cents were spent on management and general expenses.
  • Last year, voters supported a non-binding referendum dedicating two cents of the county tax rate for that purpose.
Contemporary definitions for two cents

an unsolicited opinion; also called two cents' worth's 21st Century Lexicon
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Slang definitions & phrases for two cents

two bits

noun phrase

A quarter; twenty-five cents

[1730+; fr the quarter part of a Mexican real, which had eight bits]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with two cents

two cents

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