twopenny-halfpenny


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twopenny-halfpenny

adj
informal esp Brit a variant form of twopenny1
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Adj.1.twopenny-halfpenny - of trifling worthtwopenny-halfpenny - of trifling worth      
cheap, inexpensive - relatively low in price or charging low prices; "it would have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive family restaurants"
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twopenny-halfpenny

[ˈtʌpnɪˈheɪpnɪ] ADJ (Brit) (fig) → insignificante, de poca monta
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Bute consulted her in matters of taste or difficulty, admired her poetry, and by a thousand acts of kindness and politeness, showed her appreciation of Briggs; and if she made Firkin a twopenny-halfpenny present, accompanied it with so many compliments, that the twopence-half-penny was transmuted into gold in the heart of the grateful waiting-maid, who, besides, was looking forwards quite contentedly to some prodigious benefit which must happen to her on the day when Mrs.
The Labour Exchange, who reputedly have 2,000 vacancies, tell us that 1,800 of these are for the skilled machinists and an official said to me the other 200 are twopenny-halfpenny jobs.
The Prime Minister, who represents everyone in Britain - whatever we may think of him - allowing himself to be so dominated by some twopenny-halfpenny Torquemada, insulted us all.