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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Recent Examples on the Web Some are asking for my two cents on the Green New Deal. Scott Waldman, Scientific American, "Trump’s Next Chief of Staff Is Open to Doing More on Climate," 10 Mar. 2020 The national average price of regular gasoline has dropped two cents in the last week, to $2.45 a gallon, according to AAA. New York Times, "Asian Markets Seesaw, Bonds Rise as Coronavirus Fears Linger," 1 Mar. 2020 North then crawls over both her mom and dad before pulling up her own stool to give her two cents. Kathryn Lindsay,, "North West Crashed Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Interview To Share An Important Update," 5 Feb. 2020 My two cents: Move the fence in front of the batter's eye in center in 10 feet and shorten the wall above the out-of-town scoreboard in the gap in right-center. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers mailbag: A middle-of-the-order hitter by any other name would hit the same," 31 Jan. 2020 The season after that, Willard returned to lend his two cents to Colton Underwood’s World’s Strongest Woman group date competition. Joyce Chen,, "Why Is The Bachelor Franchise So Obsessed With Fred Willard?," 13 Jan. 2020 BLOOMBERG NEWS Prices at the pump up two centsThe average price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts is up 2 cents, AAA Northeast reported Monday., "Ikea to pay $46m to parents of child killed by tipped-over dresser," 6 Jan. 2020 The event was the latest confirmation that Trump doesn’t give two cents about African Americans. Dahleen Glanton,, "Column: Donald Trump might be delusional about lots of things, but it’s crazy to think blacks will vote for him," 29 Oct. 2019 Nick Saban usually doesn’t mind sharing his two cents about Alabama students who leave early during home games at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Charles Hollis, al, "Forget A&M’s home field advantage if No. 1 Bama unleashes early Tua attack," 11 Oct. 2019

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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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24 Mar 2020

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“Two cents.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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