Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

put in my/your two cents

put in my two cents
Meaning(s)
1) add one's opinion/advice/thoughts to a subject or situation
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • want me to put in my two cents?
  • Analysis
    To 'put my two cents in' and the shorter 'my two cents'  is an American medium usually said before or after giving your opinion or view on something. "If I can put my two cents in, that approach didn't work very well last time." This is an informal expression but you can hear it used in social and professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. You can put in your two cents but I can't promise I will listen.
    2. No one asked but I'm going to put in my two cents anyway so pay attention.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. If I can put in my two cents here, I think what you are suggesting is a terrible idea.
    2. Let's go around the table so everyone can put in their two cents.
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