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dimenoun [C]

 us   /dɑɪm/
in the US and Canada, a ​coinworth ten ​cents
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dimenoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​smallamount of ​money: All these suggestions will ​helpboost your ​employees' ​morale and won't ​cost a dime. He has always ​paid his own way and never ​asked me for a single dime.
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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.
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