dime's worth of difference

dime's worth of difference

A miniscule, insignificant, or indiscernible amount of difference. Often used in the negative for extra emphasis. There isn't a dime's worth of difference between the two candidates—they're both crooks, in my opinion. You can holler all you like, it won't make a dime's worth of difference.
See also: difference, of, worth
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But Obama's strategists and handlers wouldn't make a dime's worth of difference if the candidate himself didn't have the gift we saw last week.
Back in 1968, George Wallace ran for president as a third-party candidate claiming there was not a dime's worth of difference between the Republicans and the Democrats.
As Republican and Democratic contenders emerged from a brutal primary battle, Linn commented, "The contenders from the two mainstream parties have proven once again that there's not a dime's worth of difference between them.
to delineate the optimal procedure for the June 30 "handover of sovereignty," there is not a dime's worth of difference between his strategy and Kerry's.
As somebody from our state, George Wallace, once said, 'There's not a dime's worth of difference between them.
Meanwhile, the biggest triumph the United States has had in the war on drugs in Colombia--the defeat of the Cali and Medellin cartels and the killing of Pablo Escobar in the early `90s--appeared not to make a dime's worth of difference.
George Wallace said it best: ``There's not a dime's worth of difference between them.
When it comes to crime policy, there's not a dime's worth of difference between them.
Frankly speaking," quoted Dale Peterson, "there is a lot of venture capital funding that will be lost to the theory of this new-age medium -- get there fast and spend those branding dollars just as quickly will not put the consumer at the heart of the issue, nor will it assure long term success through customer retention -- it's always easy to spend someone else's money -- yet for all those investment dollars floating around out there, there is not a dime's worth of difference in those high profile sites beyond extent of exposure.
Governor Kerry Healey, noted during the gubernatorial campaign that "there isn't a dime's worth of difference between Mitt Romney's position on choice and Shannon O'Brien.
You said these votes were cast "in the smug certainty there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between the major party candidates," and you also suggested, I guess, we are somehow now responsible for Ashcroft.
The Man lives by these words and implores others to do the same, although, to be honest, at this point it might not make a dime's worth of difference for the Colts.
As long as the party continues to be dominated by leaders like Gingrich and Barbour, in short, a Bibles worth of talk about empowerment won't make a dime's worth of difference.
He already knew there wasn't much more than a dime's worth of difference between the two.
Twenty or thirty years ago, he might have made a viable Presidential candidate, but now he is reduced to doing a nightclub comic's shtick, paraphrasing George Wallace's 1968 mantra that "there isn't a dime's worth of difference between the major parties" by saying that "the only difference is the speed with which their knees hit the floor when the corporate contributors come through the door.