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Re: RE:on the money

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  • tomas_barendregt
    ... I hear/use it often when playing hockey. Stopping on a dime is an important thing to know how to do for a hockey player. Tom
    Message 1 of 34 , Jul 28, 2007
      --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, James Kirchner <jpklists@...> wrote:

      > A dime is the smallest American coin (a 10 cent piece). A car that
      > can stop on a dime, can stop very quickly, and precisely where the
      > person aims it. We also use this for other things besides cars --
      > even circus orchestras.

      I hear/use it often when playing hockey. "Stopping on a dime" is an
      important thing to know how to do for a hockey player.

      Tom
    • James Kirchner
      Yes. Right. JK ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Message 34 of 34 , Jul 29, 2007
        Yes. Right.

        JK

        On Jul 29, 2007, at 10:45 AM, Gerald Turner wrote:

        > Yes, but that means something else, doesn't it? I understand it to
        > mean "to
        > stop abruptly".
        >
        > Gerry
        >
        > On 28/07/07, James Kirchner <jpklists@...> wrote:
        > >
        > >
        > > On Jul 28, 2007, at 3:41 AM, Gerald Turner wrote:
        > >
        > > > In all my many years I've never heard the expression "to get it
        > > > right on the
        > > > money". One lives and learns...
        > >
        > > Really?! Have you ever heard the expression "to stop on a dime"?
        > >
        > > Jamie
        > >
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        > >
        > >
        > >
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