The markets cheered as AIG touted a $35 billion dent on its taxpayer IOU.
What [U.S. law enforcement is] doing is not putting a dent in what [drug traffickers are] doing.
Apocalyptic weather will fail to dent the national consensus in favor of ignoring the perils of climate change.
None of this put much of a dent in his popularity: he remained president for 17 years before stepping down in 2010.
Not enough to make a dent in unemployment, or to crow about too loudly.
After a dent has been made, place the spring upon its support so that the pin-point shall be in the dent.
There was a dent in his helmet where a great stone had struck.
"They've got the Professor all right," said dent at the conclusion of Buck's narrative.
But when they spoke of Frank's uncle, Mr. dent, it must be they meant our Frank.
How, he asked himself desperately, was one to make a dent in her appalling ignorance?
Variant of denti-.