twopence


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not give twopence

To not give in the slightest (about something or someone). Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I don't give twopence 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 twopence for him.
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not care twopence

To not care in the slightest (about something or someone). Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I don't care twopence 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 care twopence for him.
See also: care, not, twopence

not matter twopence

To not matter in the slightest; to be totally unimportant. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. It doesn't matter twopence 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 twopence 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, twopence

(one's) twopence (worth)

One's ideas, opinions, or point of view. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. If anyone wants to hear Dr Sanders' twopence worth about the anti-vaccination debate, you can tune in to his podcast this Friday. I'd just like to put in my twopence worth before we finish up the meeting, if I may.
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give (one's) twopence (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 twopence, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just give my twopence worth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
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put in (one's) twopence (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 twopence, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just put in my twopence worth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
See also: put, twopence