twopence


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not give twopence

To not give in the slightest (about something or someone). Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I don't give twopence how you get it done, just make sure the deed to that estate is in my possession within a fortnight! I know that Jeremy has a crush on me, but to be honest I couldn't give twopence for him.
See also: give, not, twopence

not care twopence

To not care in the slightest (about something or someone). Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I don't care twopence how you get it done, just make sure the deed to that estate is in my possession within a fortnight! I know that Jeremy has a crush on me, but to be honest I couldn't care twopence for him.
See also: care, not, twopence

not matter twopence

To not matter in the slightest; to be totally unimportant. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. It doesn't matter twopence how you get it done, just make sure the deed to that estate is in my possession within a fortnight! She doesn't come from an upper class background, but it wouldn't matter twopence whether she were the Queen of Sheba or a beggar in the street: I love her, and that's all I care about!
See also: matter, not, twopence

(one's) twopence (worth)

One's ideas, opinions, or point of view. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. If anyone wants to hear Dr Sanders' twopence worth about the anti-vaccination debate, you can tune in to his podcast this Friday. I'd just like to put in my twopence worth before we finish up the meeting, if I may.
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give (one's) twopence (worth)

To share one's opinion, idea, or point of view, regardless of whether or not others want to hear it. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I find Jeff's husband a bit trying at times. He always has to give his twopence, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just give my twopence worth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
See also: give, twopence

put in (one's) twopence (worth)

To share one's opinion, idea, or point of view, regardless of whether or not others want to hear it. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I find Jeff's husband a bit trying at times. He always has to put in his twopence, even when it's clear he knows nothing about what's being discussed. If I can just put in my twopence worth, I think the staff would really appreciate a bump in their pay, and productivity would increase as a result.
See also: put, twopence
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One village postmaster in Devon said he had to request a special consignment of pounds 20 worth of twopence pieces from Wiltshire because there were none locally available to him.
"I'd ask her for more information about characters from Twopence to Cross the Mersey, so, to put it in music terms, she'd give me the 12-inch version of the character ...
Looking back, I have only ever not been able to account for twopence, which is quite an achievement really."
"With Rob's connections at the Liverpool Empire, through his musical, Twopence to Cross the Mersey, it seemed the perfect venue to put it on."
Twopence to the movies, only once a week, Greatest films of all were shown there, Penny for an ice-cream, penny for the bus, You got a great day out for fourpence, anywhere.
THE long-awaited sequel to the Twopence to Cross the Mersey stage show is sailing back to the city - and the full cast of the production has now been announced.
I was born in Sparkhill and the high spot of the week was Saturday afternoon when my brothers and friends went to the Springfield Cinema in Stratford Road - it was twopence entrance fee and a halfpenny to spend.
Twopence to the movies, only once a week Greatest films of all were shown there Penny for an ice-cream, penny for the bus You got a great day out for fourpence, anywhere.
PRODUCERS of Twopence to Cross the Mersey are planning to create a sequel to the hit musical, currently playing at the Liverpool Empire.
Less well-known, and in fact much more valuable, is the Twopence Blue which appeared at the same time.
Gordon will be there throughout the run to apply the transformation in a play that also features Corrie actress Debra Redcliffe, drag artist Owen Richard Farrow and Emma Vaudrey, a veteran of Twopence to Cross the Mersey.
Or do customers expect to have all the fat cut from all the joints and thrown on one side to be sold in bulk at twopence a pound when it has been bought at the same price as the lean meat?
THEATRE: The musical version of Helen Forrester's autobiography, Twopence to Cross the Mersey returns to the Empire with a revised script.
THE first actors have been announced for the long-awaited stage sequel to Helen Forrester's Twopence to Cross the Mersey - and they include familiar faces for fans of the original.
And well he might, because Twopence to Cross the Mersey has everything you could want in a musical - cold-hearted villains, cheerful chaps with broad regional accents and flat hats and a triumphant ending against adversity.