Posted by ESC on December 31, 1999
In Reply to: "Stop on a dime" posted by Wize Guy in North Carolina on December 30, 1999
: Where did this expression originate?
: Any ideas? Thanks!
: These people were no help at all.
: They do have good ideas and recipes though.
No luck so far. I haven't found "stop on a dime" in my reference books. I have a vague memory of an old tire commercial on TV...rainy night and a car stopping on a dime. But the phrase is probably older than that.