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nickel and dime


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  • adjective US, idiomatic, colloquial Small time; operating on a small scale; involving small amounts of money; petty or cheap.
  • verb US, idiomatic, colloquial 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.
  • verb US, idiomatic, colloquial, figuratively To wear down in small increments; to quibble or obsess endlessly with (someone) over trifles.
  • noun US, slang Fifteen years.


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From the names of two US coins of small value.


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