two cents

noun

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

Examples of two cents in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the public scratched their heads over this outing, Green appeared to give his two cents on Instagram. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green Confirm Split After Machine Gun Kelly Rumours," 19 May 2020 Restaurant Brands, which also owns Burger King and Tim Hortons, reported fourth-quarter earnings, excluding some items, of 75 cents a share, exceeding the average analyst estimate by two cents. Leslie Patton, Bloomberg.com, "Popeyes Sandwich Demand Fuels Profit Beat at Burger King Owner," 8 May 2020 Other medical professionals flocked to Twitter to give their two cents—basically, don't put Lysol in or on your body. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Lysol Manufacturer Warns Against Ingesting Disinfectants," 24 Apr. 2020 To simplify: For every buck the Panthers could spend on payroll next season, just over two cents would go to Acciari. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "Bruins may regret letting Noel Acciari get away," 2 July 2019 Her daughter promptly inserted herself into the conversation, adding her two cents (as kids do) whenever possible. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "Kim Kardashian Isn’t Paying Enough Attention To Her Kids, According To North West," 15 Apr. 2020 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, refinery29.com, "North West Crashed Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Interview To Share An Important Update," 5 Feb. 2020

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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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2 Jun 2020

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“Two cents.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/two%20cents. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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