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"Stop on a dime"

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.