on a dime
phrasal 1. in a very small area <
these cars can turn on a dime
>
2. instantly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on a dime — adverb : in a very small area this car can turn on a dime : instantly stopped on a dime * * * informal used to refer to a maneuver that can be performed by a moving vehicle or person within a small area or short distance boats that can turn on a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on a dime — American, informal if a vehicle or its driver turns or stops on a dime, they turn or stop in a very small space. His car is great for parking it can turn on a dime …   New idioms dictionary

  • on a dime — {adv. phr.}, {informal} In a very small space. * /Bob can turn that car on a dime./ * /Tom says his new sports car will stop on a dime./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on a dime — {adv. phr.}, {informal} In a very small space. * /Bob can turn that car on a dime./ * /Tom says his new sports car will stop on a dime./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ a\ dime — adv. phr. informal In a very small space. Bob can turn that car on a dime. Tom says his new sports car will stop on a dime …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on a dime — adverb Within a very short distance. This boat can turn on a dime. Syn: on a sixpence …   Wiktionary

  • on a dime — in a very small space His new car has very powerful brakes and is able to stop on a dime …   Idioms and examples

  • on a dime — informal within a small area or short distance. → dime …   English new terms dictionary

  • Design on a Dime — Genre Reality, Home improvement Country of origin United States Language(s) English Production Running time 30 minutes …   Wikipedia

  • turn on a dime — {v. phr.} To be able to turn in a very narrow spot comparable to a small coin. * /This new sports car can turn on a dime./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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