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nickel and dime

Definitions

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  • adj. Small time; operating on a small scale; involving small amounts of money; petty or cheap.
  • v. To charge, or be charged, several unexpected small amounts of money, often in the form of fees, taxes, or related expenses to a venture, which when taken as a whole add up to a significant unexpected cost.
  • v. To wear down in small increments; to quibble or obsess endlessly with (someone) over trifles.
  • n. Fifteen years.

Etymologies

From the names of two US coins of small value. (Wiktionary)

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