put in (one's) two cents

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put in (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 putting in his two cents whether we want his opinion or not! If I can just put in my two cents, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay.
See also: cent, put, two
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put in one's two cents

see under for two cents.
See also: cent, put, two
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

two cents (worth), for/put in your

Of little value; an unwanted expression of opinion. Why “two cents” should signify little value when one cent would be worth even less is not known. But two was long ago selected in Britain (for two-pennyworth, or tuppence). “I care not twopence” is in Beaumont and Fletcher’s The Coxcomb (1610). And two bits (for twenty-five cents) or two cents was used in America during the nineteenth century. As for putting in one’s two cents, meaning to insert one’s own view, it dates from the late nineteenth century.
See also: cent, for, put, two
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