nickel–and–dime

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1 nickel–and–dime /ˌnɪkələnˈdaɪm/ adjective
1 nickel–and–dime
/ˌnɪkələnˈdaɪm/
adjective
Learner's definition of NICKEL–AND–DIME
always used before a noun US, informal
: involving, making, or spending a small amount of money
: not very important
2 nickel–and–dime /ˌnɪkələnˈdaɪm/ verb
nickels–and–dimes or nickel–and–dimes; nickeled–and–dimed or nickel–and–dimed; nickeling–and–diming or nickel–and–diming
2 nickel–and–dime
/ˌnɪkələnˈdaɪm/
verb
nickels–and–dimes or nickel–and–dimes; nickeled–and–dimed or nickel–and–dimed; nickeling–and–diming or nickel–and–diming
Learner's definition of NICKEL–AND–DIME
[+ object] US, informal + disapproving
: to make (someone) pay many small amounts of money over a long period of time
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