two-bit


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two-bit

(to͞o′bĭt′)
adj.
1. Informal Costing or worth 25 cents: a two-bit cigar.
2. Slang Worth very little; petty or insignificant: a two-bit thief.

two-bit

adj (prenominal)
worth next to nothing; cheap
[C20: from the phrase two bits a small sum]

two′-bit`



adj. Informal.
1. costing 25 cents.
2. inferior or unimportant; small-time: a two-bit actor.
[1795–1805, Amer.]
Translations

two-bit

[ˈtuːbɪt] ADJ (US) → de poca monta, de tres al cuarto

two-bit

[ˈtuːˌbɪt] adj (esp) (Am) (fam, pej) → da quattro soldi
References in classic literature ?
I tell you, you leaning back in a big leather chair talkin' treasure with a two-bit cigar in your mouth an' a twenty-cent drink beside you, why that's like treasure.
"You do not treat a genuinely venerable character like Michael Heseltine like some two-bit backbencher.
Best-selling novelist Jilly Cooper Playboy was my university, I always say, and I graduated with honours Baywatch star Pamela Anderson on her racy past You do not treat a genuinely venerable character like Michael Heseltine like some two-bit backbencher.
Surely we have enough two-bit reality stars of our own to seek opinions from?
SIR - Nick Clegg's silly jibe at Plaid Cymru merely reflects his own political ignorance ("Plaid an irrelevant, two-bit party, says Lib-Dem leader as he charms Wales", April 10).
THE Liberal Democrat yellow battle bus arrived in Cardiff yesterday and party leader Nick Clegg launched an attack on Plaid Cymru as a "two-bit player".
And how dare they presume to nationalize a private company like some two-bit cadre of Marxist putschists?
"I should just say things like every two-bit s***bag pop star and say everything's amazing" - Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher defends his right to cause controversy.
I bet any two-bit structure erected on the site of Jamaica House will not stay up and remain in good order for a quarter of the lifetime that this building did for more than 200 years.
Katie Holmes was a two-bit actress who got lucky (well, that's debatable, having to live with the fruit loop that is Tom Cruise) and Posh is a jumpedup (failed) pop singer who married David Beckham.
Just another two-bit criminal looking for abig pay-off at the expense of those she terrorised.
The power requirements feature a single +5 V supply with < 50 mA current consumption and two-bit control logic.