Just my two cents

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Drummond

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What exactly does this expression mean?
 
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This is part of the expression 'put my two cents in' which is a US saying but came from the UK: 'my two pennies worth'. It is said by someone before they voice their opinion...if you like, it's a grown-up way of putting your hand up to intervene in a discussion with your own point of view.
 

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:up: The phrase has been around for a very long time, and as often happens over time some linguistic fossils get left behind. You may hear 'two pennies worth' reduced to the form /tu: 'penəθ/ (in texts 'two penn'orth' or 'two penn'uth'): Someone who's exasperated by constant interruptions may say: 'You always have to stick your two penn'orth in, don't you!'

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This is part of the expression 'put my two cents in' which is a US saying but came from the UK: 'my two pennies worth'. It is said by someone before they voice their opinion...if you like, it's a grown-up way of putting your hand up to intervene in a discussion with your own point of view.

thanks, it helped!
 

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Thank you for the prompt reply!
 
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