two-bob

/ˈtu-bɒb/ (say 'tooh-bob) Colloquial

adjective
1. of poor quality; useless; unreliable: goes like a two-bob watch.
noun
2.two bob.
phrase
3. mad (or silly) as a two-bob watch, scatty; unpredictable.
4. two-bob boss, a minor official who delights in exerting authority in an overbearing manner.
5. two-bob lair, a person whose clothes are flashy but cheap.
6. two-bob millionaire, a person temporarily flush with money.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Two bob's worth — opinion, say or advice: He got in his two bob s worth before the end of the meeting …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • Two-bob drongo — an idiot worth about two bob (twenty cents) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • Two-bob watch — a watch costing only two bob would not be very reliable …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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  • two-bob drongo — Australian Slang an idiot worth about two bob (twenty cents) …   English dialects glossary

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