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for (one's) two cents
Used to introduce one's opinion or point of view about something, especially when it is unsolicited. For my two cents, I think the staff would really work a lot harder if you gave them a bump in their pay. Well, for my two cents, speaking from experience, you would probably be better off replacing the hard drive altogether.
for two cents
For nothing or very little; without needing much or any encouragement or enticement. For two cents I would gladly knock him upside the head, with the way he's been acting lately.
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for two cents
For nothing; for a petty sum. For example, For two cents I'd quit the club entirely. Similarly, like two cents, means "of little or no value or importance, worthless," as in She made me feel like two cents. The use of two cents in this sense is thought to be derived from a similar British use of twopence or tuppence, which dates from about 1600. The American coin was substituted in the 1800s, along with two bits, slang for 25 cents and also meaning "a petty sum." Similarly, put in one's two cents or two cents' worth , meaning "to express one's unsolicited opinion for whatever it is worth," dates from the late 1800s.
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