give (one's) two cents

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give (one's) two cents

To share one's opinion or point of view for whatever it may be worth, generally when it is unasked for. I find Jeff's husband a bit trying at times. He always insists on giving his two cents whether we want his opinion or not! If I can just give my two cents, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay.
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I would not give two cents to the Ethics and Public Policy Center, not least because it provides a handsome position and salary to George Weigel, a man who can no longer even pretend to be anything but a critic of the Holy Father.
Why do we conservatives give two cents about what these lefties and liberals say about "American Sniper'' -- or anything else?
"This woman is a miracle and I respect her and I say kudos to you, and I don't give two cents about the other parts of it.
Like, no matter how much my personal vibe with her, I gotta stop and say, 'This woman is a miracle and I respect her,' and I say, 'Kudos to you.' I don't give two cents about the other part of it because she shifted the DNA, in terms of our thinking of a woman of a certain size and a certain shade.
"It was something you did, you were glad you did it, but you wouldn't give two cents to do it again," he said.