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(one's) two penn'orth

One's ideas, opinions, or point of view. ("Penn'orth" is a contraction of "pennies' worth.") Primarily heard in UK. If anyone wants to hear Dr Sanders' two penn'orth about the anti-vaccination debate, you can tune in to his podcast this Friday. I'd just like to put in my two penn'orth before we finish up the meeting, if I may.
See also: two

stick in (one's) two penn'orth

To share one's opinion, idea, or point of view, regardless of whether or not others want to hear it. ("Penn'orth" is a contraction of "pennies' worth.") Primarily heard in UK. I find Jeff's husband a bit trying at times. He always has to stick in his two penn'orth, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just stick in my two penn'orth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
See also: stick, two

give (one's) two penn'orth

To share one's opinion, idea, or point of view, regardless of whether or not others want to hear it. ("Penn'orth" is a contraction of "pennies' worth.") Primarily heard in UK. I find Jeff's husband a bit trying at times. He always has to give his two penn'orth, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just give my two penn'orth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
See also: give, two

do not spoil the ship for a ha'porth of tar

Do not ruin something for an avoidable reason. "Ship" is thought to be a dialectical pronunciation of "sheep," and a "ha'porth" is a "halfpennyworth." Tar was used to protect sheep skin from flies (and thereby illness and death), so not having enough tar would contribute to the death of the sheep. You know your mom is going to be offended, so please call her before the dinner party—do not spoil the ship for a ha'porth of tar.
See also: not, of, ship, spoil, tar

put in (one's) two penn'orth

To share one's opinion, idea, or point of view, regardless of whether or not others want to hear it. ("Penn'orth" is a contraction of "pennies' worth.") I find Jeff a bit trying at times. He always has to put in his two penn'orth, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just put in my two penn'orth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
See also: put, two

your two penn'orth

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
Your two penn'orth is your opinion about something, even if nobody has asked you for it. I'm just putting my two penn'orth in, that's all. Note: People sometimes replace two with another number. The meeting dragged on for more than five hours to ensure that they all had their four penn'orth. Note: The usual American expression is your two cents' worth. Note: `Two penn'orth' means `two pennies' worth'.
See also: two
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Email control and overall risk management are critical issues in today's enterprise," said Norbert Orth, CEO for MessageGate.
I've seen firsthand the professionalism, drive and results that Norbert brings to an organization," said Shaun Wolfe, MessageGate's President and CEO, and whom Orth reported to when Wolfe was President and CEO of WRQ.
A native of Dallas, Orth earned his bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University.
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And that, Orth said, is why the new campaign is single-minded about the synthesis of performance and safety in every Saab, and the heritage of unconventional thinking behind it.
Prior to Saturn, Orth was employed by General Motors Pontiac division, serving in both marketing and regional sales and service management capacities.
Prior to joining WRQ, Orth spent eight years in Procter and Gamble's sales division and also served as vice president of development at Onecast Media.
When I was in college, 'luxury' and 'student housing' definitely would be an oxymoron," said Miles Orth, executive vice president of Campus Apartments in Philadelphia, one of the nation's largest developers and managers of student housing.
Victor Orth has seen it all during his four-year stint in the Gulf.
Lesser gods co existed with Rad, including the gods Card, Orth, and Er.
Editor-in-Chief Bridey Orth said the magazine reaches "serious-minded prospects wwhoa re pursuing a home-business opportunity.
Orth was most gracious in his acceptance of this award and was so pleased that his career as a microbiologist was recognized in receiving this most prestigious honor.
In the girls' final, Molly Collinson scored the only goal as Parkside Middle School (Cramlington) beat Gos-f orth Central Middle School.
Kern County issued death certificates for Orth and Mahan back in 1944.
Orth, Executive Vice President of the Company's student housing division, commented, "This acquisition provides an excellent opportunity to leverage operations and provide economies of scale in a growing market with proven market dynamics.