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nickel-and-dime

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Involving or paying only a small amount of money.
  • adjective Minor; small-time.
  • intransitive verb To spend very little money.
  • intransitive verb To drain or destroy bit by bit, especially financially.
  • intransitive verb To accumulate in small amounts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective informal Trivial; unimportant; petty.
  • adjective informal Involving only small amounts of money; small-time.
  • transitive verb To harass or annoy with petty demands or for trivial reasons
  • transitive verb informal To weaken or impair gradually or by small steps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative spelling of nickel and dime.
  • verb Alternative spelling of nickel and dime.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective low-paying
  • verb accumulate gradually
  • verb spend money frugally; spend as little as possible
  • adjective of minor importance

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The nickel-and-dime revenue stream, fed by an overbrimming pool of musical talent, gave birth to the chitlin' circuit, a network of venues where black performers played one-night stands during segregation.

    On the Midnight Special

  • Management also had fiduciary reasons to nickel-and-dime its editorial and community maintenance costs.

    How AOL—Aka Facebook 1.0—Blew Its Lead

  • Leaving off a month saved $7 billion, and it was the first in a series of nickel-and-dime cuts: Leadership also sacrificed health insurance subsidies for layoff victims to continue coverage through COBRA, saving $7 billion, and a Senate deal to cut $25 per week from every unemployment check saved $6 billion.

    Congress Will Have 7 Days To Reauthorize Jobless Aid; It Took 50 Last Time

  • Leaving off a month saved $7 billion, and it was the first in a series of nickel-and-dime cuts: Leadership also sacrificed health insurance subsidies for layoff victims to continue coverage through COBRA, saving $7 billion, and a Senate deal to cut $25 per week from every unemployment check saved $6 billion.

    Congress Will Have 7 Days To Reauthorize Jobless Aid; It Took 50 Last Time

  • Leaving off a month saved $7 billion, and it was the first in a series of nickel-and-dime cuts: Leadership also sacrificed health insurance subsidies for layoff victims to continue coverage through COBRA, saving $7 billion, and a Senate deal to cut $25 per week from every unemployment check saved $6 billion.

    Congress Will Have 7 Days To Reauthorize Jobless Aid; It Took 50 Last Time

  • Test car, a 2009 S with automatic transmission and lots of nickel-and-dime color and trim charges (such as $100 for getting the top in denim blue instead of some other color), came to $31,550.

    Mini Cooper convertible is cute but quirky

  • Leaving off a month saved $7 billion, and it was the first in a series of nickel-and-dime cuts: Leadership also sacrificed health insurance subsidies for layoff victims to continue coverage through COBRA, saving $7 billion, and a Senate deal to cut $25 per week from every unemployment check saved $6 billion.

    Congress Will Have 7 Days To Reauthorize Jobless Aid; It Took 50 Last Time

  • Almost inevitably, governments have moved to defend the Church and to nickel-and-dime its victims.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Leaving off a month saved $7 billion, and it was the first in a series of nickel-and-dime cuts: Leadership also sacrificed health insurance subsidies for layoff victims to continue coverage through COBRA, saving $7 billion, and a Senate deal to cut $25 per week from every unemployment check saved $6 billion.

    Congress Will Have 7 Days To Reauthorize Jobless Aid; It Took 50 Last Time

  • Leaving off a month saved $7 billion, and it was the first in a series of nickel-and-dime cuts: Leadership also sacrificed health insurance subsidies for layoff victims to continue coverage through COBRA, saving $7 billion, and a Senate deal to cut $25 per week from every unemployment check saved $6 billion.

    Congress Will Have 7 Days To Reauthorize Jobless Aid; It Took 50 Last Time

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