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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
1840-1850
1840-50
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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
phrase

an unsolicited opinion; also called two cents' worth

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Slang definitions & phrases for two cents

two cents

Related Terms

put one's two cents in


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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two cents

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