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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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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 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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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two cents

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