dime store

five-and-ten ( def 1 ).
Bowling. a split in which the five and ten pins remain standing.

1925–30, Americanism

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dime store definition

  1. n.
    an establishment that is chaotic because of its small scale. : I can't stand this dime store anymore. This is no way to run a law firm.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Her fans gush and fawn over advice found in any dime store financial planning book for dummies.
Several decades ago, the only fish available were the few species carried by the local dime store, usually goldfish or guppies.
One time, in a dime store, a guy told him to move over at the candy counter.
Hyperbole, dime store anthropology and overlooked artists often crowd the presentation.
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