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on someone's dime

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on someone's dime

adverb phrase

At someone's expense other than the speaker's: On the dime of Universal/ Hicks and Sims went home, on their own nickel, to their own miseries

[fr the dime or nickel formerly needed to activate a pay telephone]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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