two-bits


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two bits

1. obsolescent A quarter dollar; 25 cents. Primarily heard in US. I find Jeff's husband a bit trying at times. He always insists on putting in his two bits whether we want his opinion or not! Here's my two bits: I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay.
2. One's opinion or point of view for whatever it may be worth, generally when it is unasked for. Primarily heard in US. I find Jeff's husband a bit trying at times. He always insists on putting in his two bits whether we want his opinion or not! Here's my two bits: I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay.
See also: bit, two

two-bits

n. twenty-five cents; a quarter coin. Here’s two-bits for your piggy bank.
References in classic literature ?
I tell you, you leaning back in a big leather chair talkin' treasure with a two-bit cigar in your mouth an' a twenty-cent drink beside you, why that's like treasure.