One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An item or offer that comprises two items but is sold for the price of one.
- ‘For the AP, this story is a twofer - an opportunity to attack both of them at the same time.’
- ‘This election could be a twofer - we win the White House and the Supreme Court.’
- ‘Kristof scores the twofer, with his second excellent column in a single week.’
- ‘You could, for example, offer twofer specials, which were very successful for us.’
- ‘The visit was a campaign season twofer, a fund-raising luncheon, followed by a tightly organized community college forum.’
- ‘If I could play my cards right, I may just get a twofer, two confessions at once.’
- ‘It is worth repeating here that these volumes are twofers - two discs for the price of one - so this series is a better value than the previous one.’
- ‘As you have probably deduced, it is another twofer this time out with a pair of disparate writers: A rookie and a veteran of the word wars.’
- ‘As a matter of fact, we were on what you call ‘twofers,’ that's two tickets for one.’
- ‘Any collector who hopes to add the complete Bartók concertos to his/her collection is earnestly recommended to purchase this well filled twofer.’
- ‘If all of our other immune protections are fading, maybe grandparents should take infants for their shots and physicians should offer ‘twofers.’’
- ‘These two clubs, located on either side of Prince Arthur, offer a twofer package for $45 before Christmas and $55 after.’
- ‘In this case, the Dems are hoping that calling for more regulation will give them a twofer: they brickbat the GOP while keeping their donors happy.’
- ‘We're not running around offering people a twofer.’
- ‘80% of the most popular political blogs are conservative, so media bashing is a twofer: it eliminates an enemy and simultaneously promotes a medium that's dominated by conservatives.’
- ‘This is another malevolent twofer: it's a quick way to gain weight, and it can help saturate your arteries.’
- ‘The best of the bunch is Helping.org, which achieves a rare twofer: It gives you the most information and the most opportunities to help.’
- ‘It offers him a political twofer: placating his corporate donors while winning the hearts and votes of the true believers who helped the president achieve a Second Coming of his own.’
- ‘Locals had oversubscribed by three to one a ballot for 1,000 pairs of ‘twofers’ - two tickets for the price of one.’
- ‘A twofer deal: Hyatt Hotels is offering a quick way to earn free nights.’
Early 20th century (originally denoting a cigar sold at two for a quarter of a cent): representing a pronunciation of two for in ‘two for the price of one’.
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