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Language: Old English
Origin: twa

two

number
     
two
1 the number 2:
I'll be away for almost two weeks.
We have to be there by two (=two o'clock).
His family moved to Australia when he was two (=two years old).
2

in twos

in groups of two people or things:
I'd like you to line up in twos, please.
twosome
3

put two and two together

to guess the meaning of something you have heard or seen:
I saw him leaving her house and I put two and two together.
4

that makes two of us

spoken used to tell someone that you are in the same situation and feel the same way:
'But I don't know anything about children!' 'Well, that makes two of us.'
5

two can play at that game

spoken used to tell someone that they will not have an advantage over you by doing something because you can do it too
6

a year/a week/a moment/an hour etc or two

spoken one or a few years, weeks etc
7

two sides of the same coin

used to talk about two ways of looking at the same situation
8

two heads are better than one

used to say that two people are more likely to solve a problem or think or an idea than one person working alone
9

be in two minds (about something)

British English be of two minds (about something) American English to be unable to decide what to do, or what you think about something:
I was in two minds about whether to go with him.
10

two cents (worth)

American English informal your opinion or what you want to say about a subject:
Everyone had to put in their two cents worth.
11

two's company, three's a crowd

used to say that it is better to leave two people alone to spend time with each other

➔ don't care two hoots

at hoot1 (5)

➔ two/three etc of a kind

at kind1 (5)

➔ be two/ten a penny

at penny (11)

➔ in ones and twos

at one1 (3)

➔ it takes two to tango

at tango2 (2)

➔ kill two birds with one stone

at kill1 (13)

➔ no two ways about it

at way1 (54)

➔ fall between two stools

at fall1 (32)

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