turn on a dime


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turn on a dime

Fig.[for a vehicle] to turn in a very tight turn. This car can turn on a dime. I need a vehicle that can turn on a dime.
See also: dime, on, turn

turn on a dime

to change direction very quickly The economy is not likely to turn on a dime between now and the end of the year. We never knew what our father would decide because his opinions could turn on a dime.
See also: dime, on, turn

turn on a dime

in. to turn sharply; to turn in a small radius. A car that will turn on a dime at high speed without turning turtle is what I want.
See also: dime, on, turn