nickel-and-dime Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "nickel-and-dime" - English Dictionary

See all translations

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…
(Definition of nickel-and-dime from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of nickel-and-dime?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
athlete

a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More