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Dime Out

To dime someone out is to nark or tattle, common in the days when it cost ten cents to use a pay phone and snitch. Of course, that’s when pay phones were used at all. This is part of a complete episode.

Paid with a Yankee Dime

A North Carolina man says he was surprised as a child when he did a chore for his grandmother, and the Yankee dime she promised him turned out to be a peck on the cheek. This is part of a complete episode.

put a dime in someone

put a dime in someone  v. phr.— «Who put a dime in you? It doesn’t matter what I say…you are going to say the opposite side and take everything out of context.» —“Re: White Privilege over Negroes?” by...

put a nickel in someone

put a nickel in someone v. phr. to provoke a person to excitement or talkativeness; to rile or anger someone; to cause someone to act. Also put a quarter in someone and, rarely, put a dime in someone. Etymological Note: From comparison of a person...

Yankee dime

Yankee dime
 n.— «If you’ll do me this favor in double quick time,/You shall have my best wishes and a Yankee dime.» —Huron Reflector (Norwalk, Ohio) Jan. 13, 1846. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

dime piece

dime piece  n.— «I’m like a dime piece…you know a dime piece you don’t know if you should holla at the b***h or not.» —“Soundslam Interviews Godwon” by Henry Adaso Soundslam Dec. 4, 2005...