Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 16:46:02 CDT From: Randy Roberts 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?" Randy Roberts