American Idioms and Expressions

On A Dime Idiom

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on a dime
What does on a dime mean?
to do something in a very small space, to do something quicklyHis new car has very powerful brakes and is able to stop on a dime.
on a dime
What does on a dime mean?
in a very small spaceI had to turn my car on a dime when I entered the parking lot.
on a dime
What does on a dime mean?
in a very small space I had to turn my car on a dime after I entered the parking lot.
on a dime
What does on a dime mean?
in a very small space I had to turn my car on a dime after I entered the parking lot.

on a dime
What does on a dime mean?
in a very small space, quickly My new car has very powerful brakes and is able to stop on a dime.


Some Random Idioms
Make your flesh crawl
What does "Make your flesh crawl" mean?
If something makes your flesh crawl, it really scares or revolts you. ('Make your flesh creep' is an alternative. 'Make your skin crawl' is also used.)
see eye to eye (with someone)
What does "see eye to eye (with someone)" mean?
to agree with someoneWe do not always see eye to eye on things but generally I have a good relationship with my friend.
When it rains, it pours
What does "When it rains, it pours" mean?
This idiom means that when things go wrong, a lot of things go wrong at the same time.
head-on
What does "head-on" mean?
in a way that is exactly opposite, opposed to someone in an argument or fightThey decided to deal with their opponents in a head-on manner in order to win the fight.
make as if (to do something)
What does "make as if (to do something)" mean?
act as if one were about to do somethingThe driver made as if he was going to turn right but he actually turned left.
head-on
What does "head-on" mean?
with the head or front pointing at something, with the front facing somethingThere was a head-on car crash last night near our house.
straight from the horse`s mouth
What does "straight from the horse`s mouth" mean?
directly from the person who said something, directly from a dependable source I heard it straight from the horse`s mouth that our supervisor will be leaving the company next week.

carry the ball
What does " carry the ball" mean?
to be in charge of something The vice-president was asked to carry the ball while the president was away.
swear on (something)
What does "swear on (something)" mean?
to use something as the support or authority that what one is saying is the truthThe accused criminal was asked to swear on a religious text at the trial to make sure that he was telling the truth.
off the hook
What does "off the hook" mean?
not at risk anymore; not obligated or required to do something anymore

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