- • dime store• five-and-dime• five-and-tenn. phr.A store that sells things that cost little.
Charles bought a pencil at the five-and-dime.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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dime store — ➔ store1 * * * dime store UK US noun [C] (also five and dime, also ten cent store) ► COMMERCE a store that sells a range of cheap goods: »You won t find expensive cosmetics at the dime store … Financial and business terms
dime store — dime ,store noun count AMERICAN a small store that sells different types of inexpensive things … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
dime store — ☆ dime store n. FIVE AND TEN CENT STORE … English World dictionary
dime store — n AmE a shop that sells many different kinds of cheap goods, especially for the house … Dictionary of contemporary English
dime store — dime′ store n. five and ten • Etymology: 1925–30, amer … From formal English to slang
dime store — noun : five and ten * * * 1. five and ten (def. 1). 2. Bowling. a split in which the five and ten pins remain standing. [1925 30, Amer.] * * * dime store noun (old US) A shop selling cheap goods (orig costing not more than a dime) • • • … Useful english dictionary
dime-store — adjective Etymology: dime store, noun 1. : inexpensive dime store perfume 2. : tawdry : second rate what we have here is dime store philosophizing Jonatha … Useful english dictionary
dime store — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dime store : singular dime store plural dime stores American a small shop that sells different types of cheap things … English dictionary
dime-store — adjective Date: 1938 1. inexpensive < dime store perfume > 2. tawdry, second rate < dime store philosophy > … New Collegiate Dictionary
dime store — n. an establishment that is chaotic because of its small scale. □ I can’t stand this dime store anymore. This is no way to run a law firm. □ Things move so fast around here that we have become a dime store rather than an accounting office … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions