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

tuppence

1. A variant spelling of "two pence," it can refer to two pennies, or to a British coin with a value of two pennies. Primarily heard in UK. You don't have to pay me back—that thing was so cheap, it practically cost just a tuppence.
2. An insignificant amount of something. Typically used in negative sentences. I don't give a tuppence what that ridiculous woman thinks! If he doesn't come to my show tonight, I'll know he doesn't give a tuppence about me.

not care (a) tuppence

To not care in the slightest (about something or someone). Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I don't care 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 Lawson has a crush on me, but to be honest I couldn't care tuppence for him.
See also: care, not, tuppence

not care/give ˈtuppence for/about somebody/something

(old-fashioned, British English, informal) think somebody/something is not important; not care about somebody/something: She loves him, but he doesn’t care tuppence for her.The police don’t give tuppence for our rights.
Tuppence is an old word meaning ‘two pence’.