- two bits,
- two can play at that game,
- two cents,
- two gentlemen of verona, the,
- two heads are better than one
Origin of two
Examples from the Web for two
Interesting that those who sat in judgment of him found those two sets of beliefs to be incompatible.
If anything the work the two cops and the maintenance guy were doing deserves more respect and probably helped a lot more people.
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But no more so than the Sodexo building maintenance man or the two cops who were also killed in the crossfire.
France 24's coverage of two developing hostage situations in Paris on Friday.
There were numerous sheepfolds and two cattle pens, but the rest of the country round was quite open.Taking Tales|W.H.G. Kingston
Two days afterwards, on the 9th of September, I arrived with the commissary at Milan.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
As I have already said, we had made four oars, but our boat was so small that only two were necessary.The Coral Island|R. M. Ballantyne
The servant followed with the two cases and the bag, and laid them upon the table, then placed himself at the door.Frederick The Great and His Family|L. Muhlbach
The women and children were being hurried to the ships, and two ladies were hastening past my friend.The Angel and the Author - and Others|Jerome K. Jerome
- amounting to twotwo nails
- (as pronoun)he bought two
Word Origin for two
Old English twa, fem. and neuter form of twegen "two" (see twain), from Proto-Germanic *twai (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian twene, twa, Old Norse tveir, tvau, Dutch twee, Old High German zwene, zwo, German zwei, Gothic twai), from PIE *duwo (cf. Sanskrit dvau, Avestan dva, Greek duo, Latin duo, Old Welsh dou, Lithuanian dvi, Old Church Slavonic duva, first element in Hittite ta-ugash "two years old").
Dance style two-step is recorded from 1900. Twofer is first recorded 1911 (originally in reference to cigars), from two for (a dollar, etc.). Two cheers for _____, expressing qualified enthusiasm first recorded 1951 in E.M. Forster's title "Two Cheers for Democracy." Two-dimensional is recorded from 1883; figurative sense of "lacking substance or depth" is attested from 1934.
In addition to the idioms beginning with two
- two bits
- two can play at that game
- two cents
- two left feet, have
- two of a kind
- two shakes of a lamb's tail
- two strikes against
- two strings to one's bow
- two ways about it
- two wrongs do not make a right
- fall between the crack (two stools)
- for two cents
- game that two can play
- in two shakes
- it takes two
- kill two birds with one stone
- know all the answers (a thing or two)
- lesser of two evils
- like as two peas in a pod
- no two ways about it
- of two minds
- put two and two together
- that makes two of us
- thing or two
- wear two hats