two cents

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two cents

  1. (idiomatic, colloquial) One's opinion or thoughts.
    That's just my two cents; you can believe what you like.
  2. (US, idiomatic, colloquial) A nearly worthless amount, alluding to placing a copper penny on each of the eyelids of a pauper's or slave's body before burial.
    That car won't last a week; it's not worth two cents.

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Two cents and two cents' worth have eclipsed the native two pennies' worth in England even though the cent is not a unit of currency there.

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