drop a dime
phrasal to inform authorities (as police) of another's wrongdoing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • drop a dime — (USA) If you drop a dime, you inform the police about someone s illegal activities …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • drop\ a\ dime — 1. (drop a dime) (5508↑, 1141↓) To [snitch] on someone. Often, to save their own ass. Comes from the old cost for a payphone call, ten cents. John got popped, so he dropped a dime on his supplier and they let him go. Author: Geoff B http://drop a …   Urban English dictionary

  • drop a dime — tv. to inform the police of criminal activity. (Underworld. See explanation at dime dropper.) □ We were pretty sure that Tracy is the one who dropped the dime. □ No, almost anybody will drop a dime these days …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • drop a dime — verb To make a phone call, usually means calling the police to report anothers activities. He was in the back for a few minutes. Turned out he was dropping a dime on Ralph …   Wiktionary

  • drop a dime — vp To inform or tattle. Man, he dropped the dime on Tommy. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • drop a dime — make a call using a public telephone; turn someone into the police, inform the police about a crime …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drop a dime — phrasal : to call and inform authorities (as police) of another s wrongdoing …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop a dime on — drop a (or the) dime on informal inform on (someone) to the police …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop a dime on someone — drop a (or the) dime on someone informal inform on someone …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop a (or the) dime on — informal inform on. → dime …   English new terms dictionary

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