tuppence


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not give (a) tuppence

To not care in the slightest (about something or someone). Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I don't give a tuppence how you get it done, just make sure the deed to that estate is in my possession within a fortnight! I know that Jeremy has a crush on me, but to be honest I couldn't give tuppence for him.
See also: give, not, tuppence

not matter tuppence

To not matter in the slightest; to be totally unimportant. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. It doesn't matter tuppence how you get it done, just make sure the deed to that estate is in my possession within a fortnight! She doesn't come from an upper class background, but it wouldn't matter tuppence whether she were the Queen of Sheba or a beggar in the street: I love her, and that's all I care about!
See also: matter, not, tuppence

(one's) tuppence (worth)

One's ideas, opinions, or point of view. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. If anyone wants to hear Dr Sanders' tuppence worth about the anti-vaccination debate, you can tune in to his podcast this Friday. I'd just like to put in my tuppence worth before we finish up the meeting, if I may.
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give (one's) tuppence (worth)

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

put in (one's) tuppence (worth)

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

not care/give tuppence

  (British & Australian old-fashioned)
to not care about something or someone in any way (often + for ) She doesn't give tuppence for her family. You can do what you like. I don't care tuppence.
See also: care, tuppence
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Tuppence does not take kindly being left out, and begins her investigation.
But while Tommy worried over serving dessert spoons with soup at supper in their perfect period house with beautiful soft furnishings, Tuppence was already using all her Girl Guide skills to pick locks with hairpins and generally save the country from the evils of the Soviet Bloc.
A lot of viewers will recognise the situation of the woman being in charge; Tuppence is definitely running the show.
It's the beginning of a series of adventures which Tuppence throws herself into with a gusto that can shock her husband.
Tuppence is a woman who sees adventure around every corner, throwing herself head first into every mystery with passion and zeal, determined to get to the truth no matter what it takes, much to the dismay of her more cautious husband Tommy.
One question though, am I only worth tuppence, at least half a crown or even a fiver?
95) receives Alex Jennings' experienced and powerful rendition as it presents a Tommy and Tuppence mystery in their second crime caper revolving around the two school chums who become involved in international intrigue--and romance.
Along with Men of Worth, bands on the daily schedule include Alex Beaton, Tempest and Tuppence - as well as sheep-herding demonstrations.
By a runner, stolen bases, and blocked shots, Its acrobatic abandon an entree To the main course of its fetish for giving An audience its tuppence worth of negro, There he is, not folding his asbestos nutshell, Or laying it under his mattress again;
One time, we were unloading the car when I saw Tuppence up the street.
From then on, it was supported and run by subscription of tuppence a week from miners' wages.
PARTNERS IN CRIME BBC1, 9pm The first episode of a second three-part adventure for crime-solving couple Tommy and Tuppence.
Tommy and Tuppence do manage to discover evidence that will prove Brown's identity, but face another setback when it is taken from them by Julius.
Jessica was perfect as the Joyce Grenfell-type figure of Tuppence.
1900: London Underground's Central Line was opened by the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) with a flat rate of tuppence for all destinations.