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Definition of drop a dime

drop a dime

noun

  • I just heard a color commentator covering a college football game say of the Nebraska quarterback, who had just thrown a long touchdown pass, that he "dropped a dime on his receiver." A bit Inigo Montoya, I think.

    Last edited on Oct 25 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 25 2014.

verb

  • to inform the authorities (e.g. police) that someone was involved in a crime.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Citation from "Dog and Pony", Terriers (TV, 2010), Season 1 Episode 2 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to betray.

    Last edited on Jan 20 2012. Submitted by Joshua S. from Newport, KY 41071, USA on Feb 01 2003.

  • to give someone a heads up.
    I am going to drop you a dime about this restaurant.
    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Jan 20 2012. Submitted by Joshua S. from Newport, KY 41071, USA on Feb 01 2003.

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Other terms relating to 'to betray':

Definitions include: to inform about a crime.
Definitions include: to inform on (i.e. report the misdeeds) of someone else; "tattle".
Definitions include: to report misdeeds to an authority; "narc", "snitch".
Definitions include: to tell on.
Definitions include: a traitor.
Definitions include: to look up someone on the internet.
Definitions include: to do something bad to a person.
Definitions include: to betray, to wrong.
Definitions include: to inform the authorities of a person's involvement in a crime, for personal benefit.
Definitions include: to tell the authorities details of a crime; "rat out".
Definitions include: fairly common misspelling of tattle tale.
Definitions include: to perform fellatio in which the penetration is deep.
Definitions include: to report misdeeds to authorities or authority figures; "tell on".

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Other terms relating to 'a':

Definitions include: amphetamine.
Definitions include: the best.
Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: sexual activity.
Definitions include: In the West/Central Canadian accent, "about" is pronounced somewhere between "aboot" and "a boat".
Definitions include: a little crazy
Definitions include: an unspecified small number.
Definitions include: to play around.
Definitions include: very common.
Definitions include: a mythical creature who is extremely happy or fortunate.
Definitions include: a non-specified price.
Definitions include: a non-specified price.
Definitions include: to collide with a tree.
Definitions include: an ugly face.
Definitions include: a few drinks of alcohol.

Other terms relating to 'dime':

Definitions include: very common.
Definitions include: a very attractive person; "a perfect ten".
Definitions include: $10 of an illegal drug.
Definitions include: to rat on someone
Definitions include: an attractive female; "10".
Definitions include: to impoverish someone through small expenses.
Definitions include: rural US slang for a kiss.

Other terms relating to 'drop':

Definitions include: at any moment; without persuasion
Definitions include: acronym for "drop dead gorgeous".
Definitions include: acronym for "drop out loser".
Definitions include: to be anally raped in jail.
Definitions include: to take drugs, usually LSD ("acid") or Ecstasy (MDMA).
Definitions include: in music, to play a beat.
Definitions include: to defecate; "poop".
Definitions include: See C-bomb.
Definitions include: have a bowel movement.
Definitions include: to defecate. usually used in a mock-sensuous way or in a lighthearted manner.
Definitions include: to defecate; "poop".
Definitions include: to defecate; "poop".
Definitions include: misspelling of drop a deuce.
Definitions include: to place a large amount of dip (chewing tobacco) between one's cheek and jaw.
Definitions include: a huge fart.

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