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dime

noun [C]
 
 
/daɪm/
MONEY an American or Canadian coin that is worth ten cents: I gave the boy two dimes to buy himself some candy.
used in expressions to refer to a very small amount of money: All these suggestions will help boost your employees' morale and won't cost a dime. He has always paid his own way and never asked me for a single dime. →  Compare penny
be a dime a dozen US ( UK be two/ten a penny) informal to be very common or of very little value: Good ideas are a dime a dozen. It's putting them into practice that's the difficult part.
→  See also five and dime
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