nickel-and-dime definition

  • adjective:
    • Involving or spending just a tiny bit of cash: a nickel-and-dime job.
    • Minor; small-time: "a nickel-and-dime operation go out of one lent space” ( Ny).
    • alternate spelling of nickel and dime.
    • Trivial; unimportant; petty.
    • concerning just a small amount of income; small-time.
    • low-paying
    • of minor relevance
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to expend little money.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To empty or destroy piece by piece, particularly financially: nickel-and-dimed the project to death.
    • To Build Up in smaller amounts: "nickel-and-diming a substantial bankroll collectively” ( Newsweek).
    • To harass or annoy with petty demands or even for trivial explanations
    • To weaken or impair slowly or by small actions.
  • verb:
    • Alternative spelling of nickel and dime.
    • gather slowly
    • spend cash frugally; invest as little as feasible

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