add (one's) two penn'orth

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add (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 add his two penn'orth, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just add my two penn'orth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
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add (or put in) your twopenn'orth

contribute your opinion. informal
The literal meaning of twopenn'orth is ‘an amount of something that is worth or costs two pence’; by extension it can also be used to mean ‘a small or insignificant amount of something’.
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They feel it's their prerogative and right, to write detrimental things about schools and members of staff and by doing so they get the sheep that follow and add their two penn'orth in even though they haven't a clue to what has gone on and much prefer to join in the slating whether it is true or not, they just make it up as they go along, and only believe what they want to, they don't care about the truth gossip and hearsay is far more exciting, it's very sad that their lives must be so boring, dull and unfulfilling that they get some sort of kick from doing this sort of thing, I do pity them.
Endless worthies queue up to add their two penn'orth to this outrage, to ask - somewhat illogically - "did our heroes die for this?
The latter group have normally forfeited their right to add their two penn'orth by virtue of either a vested interest or an appalling lack of disinterest, except at such times when their own interests are at stake.