This is a discussion on Check Fold On flop with under pairs within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; When you have 88-1010 and there are two overs how quickly do you give up? Sometimes ill c bet hoping to take it down, but
If we have TT and the flop comes with 2 overs, we are probably in big trouble. J/Q/K are the cards that almost everyone plays (broadways). The chances are fairly high that we are behind now and could be a 2:1 underdog. I would certainly manage the pot at this point and not try to keep building it. A cbet if we have the betting lead is great, but beyond that, we need to be careful. Save our chips for a better spot. We can try and take the pot of course, if we know that our opponent has a lot of folds in his game.
If instead I have 77 with two overs, this depends on the overs. An 8 and a T are both overs but are not as threatening as an K and a J. Context is everything. I am more than happy to take 77 or TT to a flop and give it up if the board doesn't cooperate. I would rather give it up early, than lose it late after investing >4x more chips.