drop a dime

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See dime § Etymology 2

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drop a dime (third-person singular simple present drops a dime, present participle dropping a dime, simple past and past participle dropped a dime)

  1. (idiomatic, slang) To make a telephone call.
  2. (slang, with on) To inform, to call the authorities (on).
    He was in the back for a few minutes. Turned out he was dropping a dime on Ralph.

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