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stop on a dime

To come to a complete halt very suddenly or in a very short distance. This car is fast, but it can also stop on a dime when it needs to. Watch out how he stops on a dime and then changes direction with the ball. Because its speed is controlled by electromagnetic rails, this train can stop on a dime.
See also: dime, on, stop
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stop on a dime

in. to stop immediately. Imagine a bus that could stop on a dime.
See also: dime, on, stop
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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