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Two a Penny

What Does "Two a Penny" Mean?

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"Two a penny" is an English idiom. It means "readily available or abundant; something common or of little value."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "two a penny" used in a sentence:
  • In the age of digital photography, photographs are two a penny, and people take countless pictures every day.
  • Cheap trinkets like keychains and souvenirs are two a penny at tourist shops.
  • In the world of online shopping, cheap knockoff products are two a penny, but quality can be hard to find.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Two a Penny" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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