for two pins, (one) would (do something)

for two pins, (one) would (do something)

One would take action at the slightest provocation or for the smallest reason. Primarily heard in UK. For two pins, I would cancel this party, but my husband has been looking forward to it all week. For two pins, she would drop this class, so you had better convince her to stick with it.
See also: two
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