Dance on a dime

Posted by Ridgerunner on February 03, 2005

Does anyone know the meaning of the phrase to "dance on a dime." I recall my gradfather telling me that during WWII young couples would "dance on a dime"--menaing that the dance floor was too crowded to have much room to dance and so the couples would hold each other close with the man's left arm and woman's right arm folded tightly into the man's chest as the couple held hands.

Does this sound right to anyone? Thanks.