dime's worth of difference

dime's worth of difference

A minuscule, 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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The price tag is admittedly steep at $395.95, but you'd be hard pressed to tell a dime's worth of difference between Winkler's custom fare and the W.R.
I am much tempted to fall back on a couple of old Southern sayings: "There's not a dime's worth of difference," and "Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn." Just color me gray.
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.
This promises to be another dud question that produces not a dime's worth of difference between the two.
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.
If Fox irked ABC by premiering "Trading Spouses" before the similarly themed "Wife Swap," ABC's latest get-there-second British import truly suffers from a sense of deja view, with not even a dime's worth of difference between this nanny-saves-the-day concept and Fox's "Nanny 911." Both shows possess a certain starched British appeal, if only to feel smugly superior to the horrible parenting skills of others.
[sections] In 2000 Nader idiotically insisted that there was not "a dime's worth of difference" between Bush and Gore.
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.' It's all about power.
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. New, less-centralized and harder-to-isolate, traffickers filled their shoes and drug production shot up.
Sloan, NBER and Duke University; Gabriel Picone, University of South Florida; and Donald Taylor and Shin-Yi Chou, Duke University, "Hospital Ownership and Cost and Quality of Care: Is There a Dime's Worth of Difference?" (NBER Working Paper No.
When it comes to crime policy, there's not a dime's worth of difference between them.
The best layout, color scheme, signage, equipment and advertising won't make a dime's worth of difference if your foodservice program isn't executed properly at store level.
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."
Clair, who co-edits the political website and newsletter CounterPunch with yours truly, found himself to a gathering of antiwar activists in downtown Portland, Oregon, touting our new book, Dime's Worth of Difference: Beyond the Lesser of Two Evils.