from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Involving or paying only a small amount of money: a nickel-and-dime job.
- adj. Minor; small-time: "a nickel-and-dime operation run out of a single borrowed room” ( New York).
- intransitive v. To spend very little money.
- transitive v. To drain or destroy bit by bit, especially financially: nickel-and-dimed the project to death.
- transitive v. To accumulate in small amounts: "nickel-and-diming a substantial bankroll together” ( Newsweek).
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- adj. Alternative spelling of nickel and dime.
- v. Alternative spelling of nickel and dime.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To harass or annoy with petty demands or for trivial reasons
- transitive v. To weaken or impair gradually or by small steps.
- adj. Trivial; unimportant; petty.
- adj. Involving only small amounts of money; small-time.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. low-paying
- v. accumulate gradually
- v. spend money frugally; spend as little as possible
- adj. of minor importance
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