two cents


noun (used with a plural verb)

something of insignificant value; a paltry amount: We wouldn't give two cents for their chances of success.

Nearby words

  1. twixt,
  2. twizzle,
  3. two,
  4. two bits,
  5. two can play at that game,
  6. two gentlemen of verona, the,
  7. two heads are better than one,
  8. two left feet, have,
  9. two oceans,
  10. two of a kind


    two cents worth, an opinion, usually unsolicited and unwelcome: Who asked you to add your two cents worth?

Origin of two cents

First recorded in 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Idioms and Phrases with two cents

two cents

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