get off the dime

Joanne M. Despres jdespres at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM
Mon May 13 20:53:21 UTC 2002

Funny, I've always thought "to spend a penny" was a Britishism.
I'm pretty sure it was listed in a glossary of British English that I
bought a few years ago (but I'll look that up tonight).
How interesting to find out that it's used in Vermont!  My father's
relatives in Danby never used it, but maybe that's because they
weren't upper-crusty, latrine-paying types.

Joanne Despres

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