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 With that being said, here are several cringey examples of parents entering the chat to give their two cents on their kids' relationship scandal. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "7 Times TikTok Parents Awkwardly Got Involved in Their Kids' Relationship Drama," 21 Apr. 2021 It’s anyone’s guess, really, so all the more reason for one of the category experts to jump in and give their two cents. Helena Madden, Robb Report, "Herman Miller Reimagines the Office With a Collection of Endlessly Customizable Furniture," 9 Apr. 2021 In other words, there's no need for managers to add their two cents to everything said at the meeting table or in a remote discussion. Wayne Elsey, Forbes, "Leadership Conversations That Empower Your Team," 6 Apr. 2021 Solar power is already the cheapest way to generate electricity across most of the planet, but the Department of Energy announced plans to drive the cost down a further sixty per cent by 2030, to two cents a kilowatt-hour. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, "There Are No Borders in a Climate Crisis," 31 Mar. 2021 Don’t be bashful about adding your two cents or taking on a leadership position. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for March 30, 2021: Taurus, embrace change; Sagittarius, someone you love is distracted," 30 Mar. 2021 Yuriy Anosov, head of trading for digital asset custody firm Anchorage, gave his two cents, emphasizing the digital currency’s recent resilience. Charles Bovaird, Forbes, "Has Bitcoin Been Building Strong Support Above $50,000?," 18 Mar. 2021 The bill would also replace the $225 registration fee people pay in Washington for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids with a two cents per-mile road usage charge starting in July 2026, going up by half a cent in 2029. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, "Bill would plug electric vehicles into Washington's proposed pay-per-mile road tax," 22 Feb. 2021 Regular unleaded gas averaged $2.54 a gallon nationally Wednesday, up two cents from the previous day, according to AAA. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Gas prices to rise as winter storm rages, shutting refineries, stores and delaying shipments. Is $3 fuel coming?," 17 Feb. 2021

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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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30 Apr 2021

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“Two cents.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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