two cents
noun Date: circa 1939 1. (or two cents' worth) an opinion offered on a topic under discussion <
send your two cents' worth to your senator
>
2. a sum or object of very small value ; practically nothing <
said angrily that for two cents he'd punch your nose
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • two\ cents — • two cents • feel like two cents noun informal 1. Something not important or very small; almost nothing. Paul was so angry that he said for two cents he would quit the team. When John saw that the girl he was scolding was lame, he felt like two… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • two cents — ☆ two cents n. a person s opinion: often in the phrase put in one s two cents [he put in his two cents then left the meeting]: also two cents worth …   English World dictionary

  • two cents — If you add or throw in your two cents, you give your opinion on an issue …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • two cents — two′ cents′ n. 1) cvb (used with a sing. or pl. v.) something of little value; a paltry amount 2) cvb two cents worth, an opinion, usu. unsolicited and unwelcome • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • two cents — noun plural 1. : a sum or object of very small value : practically nothing said angrily that for two cents he d punch your nose realized it was my mistake and felt like two cents 2. or two cents worth : an opinion offered on a topic under… …   Useful english dictionary

  • two cents — {n.} {informal} 1. Something not important or very small; almost nothing. * /Paul was so angry that he said for two cents he would quit the team./ * /When John saw that the girl he was scolding was lame, he felt like two cents./ 2. or[two cents… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • two cents — {n.} {informal} 1. Something not important or very small; almost nothing. * /Paul was so angry that he said for two cents he would quit the team./ * /When John saw that the girl he was scolding was lame, he felt like two cents./ 2. or[two cents… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • two cents — 1. something of insignificant value; a paltry amount: We wouldn t give two cents for their chances of success. 2. two cents worth, an opinion, usually unsolicited and unwelcome: Who asked you to add your two cents worth? [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • two cents — (your) two cents (worth) put (your) two cents (worth) in to give your opinion in a conversation, often when it is not wanted. Stay out of this if we want your two cents we ll ask for it! …   New idioms dictionary

  • two cents — noun a) Ones opinion or thoughts. Thats just my two cents; you can believe what you like. b) A nearly worthless amount, alluding to placing a copper penny on each of the eyelids of a paupers or slaves body before burial. That car wont last a… …   Wiktionary

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