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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.