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English definition of “salami-slicing”

salami-slicing

noun [U]    
the crime of stealing a large amount of money, by taking it over a period of time in small amounts that are less likely to be noticed: It was revealed that he had used salami-slicing attacks to steal from the company.
a series of actions to remove or reduce something by small amounts over a period of time, so that people are less likely to notice any changes: The politicians are already permitting the salami-slicing of the free healthcare principle and no one is protesting.
(Definition of salami-slicing noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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