two cents


Definition of two cents 

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

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Trippier and Ashley Young stand over it, and now Maguire comes over with his two cents. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Croatia Digs Deeper, Burying England’s World Cup Dreams," 12 July 2018 Cynthia Nixon adding her two cents this week, tweeting that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is a terrorist organization, and that's not all. Fox News, "Judge Jeanine: Political debate has become political abuse," 24 June 2018 The actress, 71, took to Twitter to give her two cents about the comedian calling the first daughter a vulgar word for the female anatomy on Thursday with a very specific critique. Ale Russian,, "Sally Field Has an Epic Response to Samantha Bee's Comments About Ivanka Trump," 1 June 2018 Former Swansea manager Bob Bradley has offered his two cents on the club's current situation, urging the South Wales outfit to rebuild and make an immediate return to the Premier League., "'Opportunity to Re-Establish': Ex-Boss Bob Bradley Hopes Relegation Helps the 'Swansea Way' Return," 30 May 2018 Still, Lucian Wintrich, who was given White House credentials last year in his role as Washington correspondent for right-wing, pro-Trump blog Gateway Pundit, saw fit to drop his own (again, misinformed) two cents into the conversation. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Right-Wing Blogger Lucian Wintrich Tried to Mansplain Martin Luther King Jr.'s Teachings to Bernice King," 21 May 2018 Though Khloé has yet to publicly respond to Thompson's cheating scandal, both Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner have added their two cents in recent interviews on The Ellen Show. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "Khloé Kardashian Just Gave a Heartbreaking Update About Baby True Thompson," 10 May 2018 As Buzzfeed pointed out, Kardashian has been lurking on Instagram in the comments section throwing in her two cents about sister Kylie Jenner's MILF status and false reports about her relationship with Tristan Thompson. Shannon Carlin,, "When Will Khloé Kardashian Break Her Silence On Tristan Thompson?," 4 May 2018 In 2016, agribusiness saw two cents of every food dollar, according to USDA. Caitlin Dewey,, "Farmers reap just pennies of total food cost, study finds," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of two cents

circa 1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of two cents was circa 1939

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to express warning or disapproval

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