stop on a dime

stop on a dime

Fig. to come to a stop in a very short distance. This thing will stop on a dime. Imagine a bus that could stop on a dime.
See also: dime, on, stop

stop on a dime

to end movement very quickly The car stopped on a dime to avoid slamming into a truck.
See also: dime, on, stop

stop on a dime

in. to stop immediately. Imagine a bus that could stop on a dime.
See also: dime, on, stop
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When regular drummer Rob Merrill took ill, UV flew in from New York and, just hours before the show, learned songs that often exceed 150 beats per minute, stop on a dime and then switch styles.