Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 16:46:02 CDT
From: Randy Roberts robertsr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EXT.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Drop a Dime
I agree with Jesse on the current meaning of drop a dime, but I wonder
if the origin of the phrase is only connected with the making of a
phone call. Isn't it true that the underworld has, for decades,
employed the practice of dropping a dime onto the chest of a stool
pigeon who has recently "expired?"