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nickel-and-dime

nick´el-and-dime´
v. t.1.To harass or annoy with petty demands or for trivial reasons;
2.To weaken or impair gradually or by small steps; as, to be nickel-and-dimed into bankruptcy by the operating overhead.
a.1.Trivial; unimportant; petty; as, nickel-and-dime criticisms.
2.Involving only small amounts of money; small-time; as, a nickel-and-dime business operation.
Verb1.nickel-and-dime - spend money frugally; spend as little as possible
Synonyms: penny-pinch
2.nickel-and-dime - accumulate gradually; "she nickeled-and-dimed together a small house for her family"
Adj.1.nickel-and-dime - of minor importance; "a nickel-and-dime operation run out of a single rented room"; "a small-time actor"
Synonyms: small-time
2.nickel-and-dime - low-paying; "a nickel-and-dime job"
small-time, unimportant
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