turn on a dime

turn on a dime
in. to turn sharply; to turn in a small radius.
This baby will turn on a dime.
A car that will turn on a ime at high speed without turning turtle is what I want.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • turn on a dime — {v. phr.} To be able to turn in a very narrow spot comparable to a small coin. * /This new sports car can turn on a dime./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn on a dime — {v. phr.} To be able to turn in a very narrow spot comparable to a small coin. * /This new sports car can turn on a dime./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn on a dime — turn sharply, turn quickly, do a 180    An Alfa Romeo has excellent steering. It can turn on a dime …   English idioms

  • turn on a dime — verb have a small turning radius My little subcompact car turns on a dime! • Topics: ↑driving • Hypernyms: ↑turn • Verb Frames: Something s * * * turn on a dime …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn on a dime — to change direction very quickly. The economy is not likely to turn on a dime between now and the end of the year. We never knew what our father would decide because his opinions could turn on a dime …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn\ on\ a\ dime — v. phr. To be able to turn in a very narrow spot comparable to a small coin. This new sports car can turn on a dime …   Словарь американских идиом

  • turn a nice dime — verb make a satisfactory profit The company turned a nice dime after a short time • Syn: ↑turn a nice penny, ↑turn a nice dollar • Hypernyms: ↑profit, ↑turn a profit • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn on a dime — verb to have a small turning circle Syn: turn on a sixpence …   Wiktionary

  • turn on a dime — informal to turn round in an extremely small space …   English dictionary

  • dime — [ daım ] noun count * a coin worth ten CENTS in the U.S. and Canada: I have not taken one dime of his money. a dime a dozen INFORMAL extremely common turn on a dime INFORMAL to turn around in an extremely small space …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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