dime-store

dime store

noun
1.
five-and-ten ( def 1 ).
2.
Bowling. a split in which the five and ten pins remain standing.

Origin:
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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