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thing, a

Slang definitions & phrases for thing, a

thin dime, a

noun phrase

  1. The least amount of money; a RED CENT: He was stony broke, not a thin dime could he produce
  2. A dime; ten cents: which sells old-fashioned ice cream sundaes for one thin dime

[1918+; fr the fact that the dime is the thinnest and smallest of US coins]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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