On A Dimeってどういう意味？
On a dimeとは日本語で「狭い範囲・場所で」または「急に変化する」という二つの意味の表現です。進路や質が急変するものについて話す時に使われます。
On A Dimeってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: The exchange rate dropped again!
You: Yes. It can change on a dime!
On A Dime の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ
Hello everyone! Justin here and welcome
back to another Bizmates for Beginners
video lesson, where every week we
introduced a new idiom, phrase, or
expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation. And that
this week everyone we are going to learn:
On A Dime. Okay, so to find out what this
means and how to use it, please stay
tuned. But let's begin as always with a
quick review of last week's class. Alright, so imagine I ask you: How is your
new project going so far? And so far it's
going great, no problems, so how do you
say that using the expression from last
I'll give you five seconds to think
about it. Are you ready? Alright, go! Okay,
and time is up. If you said: Smooth
sailing! And that's exactly right. Well
done and thank you for remembering last
week's class. Okay everyone, so let's move
on to: On A Dime. Now, this is what I
sometimes hear. Alright, so I'm spending
some time with my good friend and
colleague Taro, maybe we're having lunch
or something. I'm looking at my phone
checking some news and I say to Taro:
Taro and the exchange rate dropped again!
Can you believe it? It's been changing so
much recently. Taro says: Yes. It can
change so suddenly! Okay, very good.
So, so suddenly. Again, it's easy to
understand, no problem there Taro. But you
might hear a native English speaker say
this: Yes. It can change on a dime! So when
something changes on a dime, it means yes,
that's right, it changes very quickly or
it changes suddenly. Okay? Now there is
another meaning, which means it happens
within a small space. Okay, so for example,
the car can turn on a dime. Okay, so we
can turn in a very small or confined
space. But generally, and for most
situations, on a dime
refers to a short amount of time okay so
the exchange rates can change on a dime.
Alright, or the boss's mood can change
on a dime.
Alright, so very quickly or very
suddenly alright. And for those of you
who are curious, a dime is ten cents. So
it's worth 10 cents in the US and Canada,
so it's a small coin that's worth 10
cents. Okay, but on a dime means something
that can change very quickly.
Alright, so pronunciation as you see it
here. So please repeat after me everyone:
Yes. It can change on a dime. Your turn.
Very good. Now after my sentence: Wow, the
exchange rate dropped again! That's right
and you say: Yes, it can change on a dime!
Okay, so please remember this for next
Okay, our bonus question this week
everyone is another way to say very
common, something is very common. So, we
covered this in one of our previous
Bizmates for Beginners video lesson. So,
take a look if you have the time, okay.
And we will leave the answer to last
week's bonus question in the information
below. Okay everyone, so that is it for me
this week. Thank you always for watching
the channel. Have a great weekend
everyone and I'll see you next time.