Definition of two number from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

two

 number
number
NAmE//tu//
 
 
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  • 2 There are examples of how to use numbers at the entry for five.
  • Idioms
    be of two minds about something/about doing something
     
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    to be unable to decide what you think about someone or something, or whether to do something or not I was of two minds about the book (= I didn't know if I liked it or not). She's of two minds about accepting his invitation.
    a day, moment, pound, etc. or two
     
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    one or a few days, moments, pounds, etc. May I borrow it for a day or two?
    in or into two pieces or halves He broke the bar of chocolate in two and gave me half.
    in twos and threes
     
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    two or three at a time; in small numbers People arrived in twos and threes.
    in two shakes/in a couple of shakes(informal)
     
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    very soon We'll be there in a couple of shakes.
    it takes two to do something(saying)
     
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    one person cannot be completely responsible for something You can't put all the blame on him. It takes two to make a marriage.
    not have two nickles, brain cells, etc. to rub together(informal)
     
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    to have no money; to be very stupid, etc.
    (there are) no two ways about it(saying)
     
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    used to show that you are certain about something It was the wrong decision—there are no two ways about it.
    put two and two together
     
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    to guess the truth from what you see, hear, etc. He's inclined to put two and two together and make five (= reaches the wrong conclusion from what he sees, hears, etc.).
    that makes two of us(informal)
     
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    I am in the same position or I agree with you “I'm tired!” “That makes two of us!”
    two can play (at) that game(saying)
     
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    used to tell someone who has played a trick on you that you can do the same thing to them
    two's company (, three's a crowd)(saying)
     
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    used to suggest that it is better to be in a group of only two people than have a third person with you as well
    two sides of the same coin
     
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    used to talk about two ways of looking at the same situation
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: two