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nickel-and-dime

[ nik-uhl-uhn-dahym ]
/ 藞n瑟k 蓹l 蓹n藞da瑟m /
Informal.
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adjective
of little or no importance; trivial; petty: a nickel-and-dime business that soon folded.
verb (used with object), nick路el-and-dimed or nick路eled-and-dimed,nick路el-and-dim路ing or nick路el路ing-and-dim路ing.
to expose to financial hardship or bankruptcy by the accumulation of small expenses, bills, etc.: We're being nickel-and-dimed to death by these small weekly expenses.
to hinder, annoy, or harass with trivialities or nonessentials: to be nickeled-and-dimed by petty criticisms.
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Origin of nickel-and-dime

First recorded in 1965鈥70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

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