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two bits

pl.n.
1. Informal Twenty-five cents.
2. Slang A petty sum.

two′ bits′



n. Informal.
25 cents.
[1720–30, Amer.]
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two bits

noun
Slang. A small or trifling amount of money:
Informal: peanut (used in plural).
Slang: chicken feed.
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We got an old tin lantern, and a butcher-knife with- out any handle, and a bran-new Barlow knife worth two bits in any store, and a lot of tallow candles, and a tin candlestick, and a gourd, and a tin cup, and a ratty old bedquilt off the bed, and a reticule with needles and pins and beeswax and buttons and thread and all such truck in it, and a hatchet and some nails, and a fishline as thick as my little finger with some mon- strous hooks on it, and a roll of buckskin, and a leather dog-collar, and a horseshoe, and some vials of medicine that didn't have no label on them; and just as we was leaving I found a tolerable good curry-comb, and Jim he found a ratty old fiddle-bow, and a wooden leg.
I had been looking about me in the poultry-yard, and was just coming out, when who should I see but Dick Jackson making up to the servants' hall-door with two bits of deal board in his hand, bringing them to father, you may be sure; mother had chanced to send him of a message to father, and then father had bid him bring up them two bits of board, for he could not no how do without them.
Let's start with the divided, the two bits of bread between which Mary's lamb accompanied her to school, in a better version of the rhyme.
was followed by 'Two tanners make a bob', which he quickly changed to 'My two bits make a bob.
Cobblers boss Ian Sampson said: "We had one or two bits of decent play, but the one real bit of class was John's finish, hitting the top corner with his left foot.
Don't Rush It has one or two bits of form, and a reproduction of his effort when he was runner-up at Thurles before Christmas should see him in the shakeup again.
If the traveller also confirms with the FCO that they are okay, LOCATE will match the two bits of information and the good news can be quickly passed to relatives.
Montrose boss Jim Weir said: "We won thanks to two bits of brilliance from Baird.
A straight-razor shave, the sort old-school barbers used to dole out along with a haircut for two bits, lasts nearly an hour, involves multiple hot towels and lather and costs $55.
Two of the four bits are used to adjust dot size, and the other two bits are used to adjust dot shape.
Many NAND-Flash devices now offer multi-level-charge (MLC) cells that store four charge levels to represent two bits per cell.
But the two bits of, as it were, effaced information--ONE THING and VIET-NAM--and their associations (literality and primacy in the first instance; napalm, self-immolating Buddhist monks, and a lying Texan president in the second) remained as traces of Kawara's earliest work, altering the impression conveyed by the later date paintings, which made up the rest of the show.