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    get in two cents worth

    There has been a conversation. I would like to join it. So would come up with something like "I'd like to get in two cents worth and say that..."? Is it Ok?

    If I'm mad at someone who came to a party because of his behavior, could I say " For two cents I'd kick him out"? Is it correct? If yes, where should I put "two cents" at the beginning of a sentence or at the end?
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    Re: get in two cents worth

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_two_cents_(idiom)

    The phrase "my two cents" or "put my two cents in" is used to preface your opinion in a conversation. The phrase does not have a general use as you attempt in your second sentence.

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    Re: get in two cents worth

    In Br Eng, it's 'my 2 pennuth' (short for 'pennyworth'); it's usually preceded by a possessive.

    The idea of money (as payment for a possible action) doesn't arise in Br English; the nearest equivalent - rather precious, if not archaic - is 'for two pins I'd <whatever>'.

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