Skip to main content

Difference between Get one’s pennyworth and Have one’s two pennyworth

get one’s pennyworth—(UK) have full value for one’s money; get a sufficient return for one’s trouble, etc.:

  • Mr. Cataway makes sure he gets his pennyworth of work from those assistants.

have one’s two pennyworth—(UK) add one’s comments or opinion on the matter:

  • Everyone started to leave, but I was determined to have my two pennyworth, so I stood up and banged my papers on the table.