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    #1

    dime tour

    From《THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION》:
    Well, I'll give you the dime tour.
    what does “dime” mean here?
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    Re: dime tour

    A dime is an American coin, worth ten cents, so it is not worth much. The term is used to describe when you show someone around a place. For example, you might give someone a 'dime tour' of your new house. It's not really a tour, hence the use of 'dime' to imply that it is not much of a tour.

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    Re: dime tour

    Also there is a nickel tour means: they show you around a place
    while the dime tour likes: walk-through the place.

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