Talk:dime's worth

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a dime's worth[edit]

As we have implemented no useful way of presenting constructions such as this and have not implemented any standards for a phrasebook, this SoP term should be deleted. Consider "second's worth of consideration" a "teaspoon's worth of trust". DCDuring TALK 17:22, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Symbol keep vote.svg Keep. This is idiomatic; it is not the worth of a dime, literally speaking. For frequencies, see google:"a dime's worth", google:"second's worth of consideration", google:"teaspoon's worth of trust". I suspect google books:"teaspoon's worth of trust" is not even attestable. --Dan Polansky 17:41, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
This should, however, be moved to dime's worth I suppose. -- Liliana 17:42, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
Moved, keep. DAVilla 21:24, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
@DanP. By your apparent line of reasoning, the combination of a base sense of a term with a figurative sense of another term, no matter how broad the use of the figurative sense, yields an idiom. To me this term seems the essence of a mere collocation. DCDuring TALK 22:33, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, delete.​—msh210 (talk) 16:51, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Symbol keep vote.svg Keep, I'm going to have to agree with Dan Polansky (talkcontribs) here, the frequency is quite obvious in this case. -- Cirt (talk) 23:38, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

kept -- Liliana 06:23, 22 March 2012 (UTC)