stop on a dime

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stop on a dime (third-person singular simple present stops on a dime, present participle stopping on a dime, simple past and past participle stopped on a dime)

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic, US) To stop dead; stop quickly.
    Don't tell me to drive quickly in this heavy traffic. You know I can't stop on a dime.