nickel-and-dime Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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nickel-and-dimeadjective

uk   us   /ˌnɪk.l̩.ənˈdaɪm/ US informal
used to describe something that is not important, usually because it does not involve much money: a nickel-and-dime dispute

nickel-and-dimeverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌnɪk.l̩.ənˈdaɪm/ US informal
to damage someone or something either by taking away many small amounts of money or by giving too much attention to details: The banks nickle and dime you to death with all the little fees they charge you.
Translations of “nickel-and-dime”
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指由於涉及金額不多而)微不足道的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指由于涉及金额不多而)微不足道的…
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