two a penny

two a penny
ˌtwo/ˌten a ˈpenny idiom
(BrE) (NAmE a ˌdime a ˈdozen) very common and therefore not valuable

Teachers of history are ten a penny.

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  • two a penny — ► two (or ten) a penny plentiful and thus of little value. Main Entry: ↑penny …   English terms dictionary

  • two a penny — adjective very common; cheap …   Wiktionary

  • two-a-penny — adjective of trifling worth • Syn: ↑sixpenny, ↑threepenny, ↑twopenny, ↑tuppeny, ↑twopenny halfpenny • Similar to: ↑cheap, ↑inexpensive …   Useful english dictionary

  • be two a penny — be ten/two a penny British & Australian to be very common. TV cookery shows seem to be ten a penny these days …   New idioms dictionary

  • penny — ► NOUN (pl. pennies (for separate coins); pence (for a sum of money)) 1) a British bronze coin worth one hundredth of a pound. 2) a former British coin worth one twelfth of a shilling and 240th of a pound. 3) N. Amer. informal a one cent coin. ●… …   English terms dictionary

  • be two a penny — I be two (or ten) a penny chiefly Brit. be plentiful or easily obtained and consequently of little value II see penny …   Useful english dictionary

  • penny — [[t]pe̱ni[/t]] ♦♦♦ pennies, pence (The form pence is used for the plural of meaning 1.) 1) N COUNT In Britain, a penny is one hundredth of a pound, or a coin worth this amount of money. Cider also goes up by a penny a pint while sparkling wine… …   English dictionary

  • penny — n. (pl. for separate coins ies, for a sum of money pence) 1 a British coin and monetary unit equal to one hundredth of a pound. Usage: Abbr.: p. 2 hist. a former British bronze coin and monetary unit equal to one two hundred and fortieth of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • two — n. & adj. n. 1 one more than one; the sum of one unit and another unit. 2 a symbol for this (2, ii, II). 3 a size etc. denoted by two. 4 the time of two o clock (is it two yet?). 5 a set of two. 6 a card with two pips. adj. that amount to two.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • two number — 1 2 2 put two and two together to guess the meaning of something you have heard or seen: I didn t call to say I d be late, but she put two and two together when she heard the weather reports. 3 that makes two of us spoken used to tell someone… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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