dime store


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dime store

A store that sells goods at low prices (at one time, literally 10 cents). We can get that cheaper at the dime store, you know.
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dime store

n. an establishment that is chaotic because of its small scale. I can’t stand this dime store anymore. This is no way to run a law firm.
See also: dime, store
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Adding to Dan's woes, 14-year-old William runs away from home to join the posse, hoping for an adventure like in the dime store novels.
And before I'm whipped by anthem chanting patriots with dime store Canadian flags, let me be clear on something: the problem is not our troops, their training, dedication, will, or intentions--the only realities to laud in this whole affair.
At once a bluntly suggestive joke and a sly invitation to be taken for a ride, Nakadate's customized dime store bronco might serve as a mascot for the work's insistent attempts to confound the boundaries between roles and role-playing.
"When anyone got word that the local Five and Dime store had received a shipment [of silk stockings], lines would form through the store and around the block," Mary E.
She believed witch magic had been corrupted and diluted, as Paige discovers in Dime Store Magic.
Phone cameras are the rage, but no flash, no zoom, and a dime store lens means the only time you'll get decent pictures is if you're right next to something in broad daylight.
The site was once a local dime store, and its design maintains the historical integrity of the space and honors the aesthetic traditions of the region.
"In our family, we didn't have much money," his sister Betty recalled to a reporter many years later, "so John used to buy us younger children candy and gifts at the dime store with money he earned selling newspapers." Once, John even donated his entire savings to his parents to help defray Betty's medical bills.
Right-wingers termed these fiscal restrainers "Dime Store Democrats," by which they meant that those who favored balanced budgets did so for unprincipled reasons--they'd spend a dime to the Democrats' dollar without challenging the underlying reason for the program.
The discount store itself evolved directly from the variety store--often referred to as the five and dime or, as inflation climbed, the dime store.
They're fruit-flavored, packed in peg bags, and about the size of dime store toy soldiers.
I made a fence around my raised beds with them and handles for dime store tableware that can sell for $24 a set.
Sam Walton's BHAG was to make his first dime store the most successful in Arkansas within five years.
"Dime Store" also abounds in such phantasmagoric scenes as the heroine's visit to the fourth floor of the nonexistent dime store to do her shopping.
ANN TOWNSEND'S first collection of poetry, Dime Store Erotics,