Meaning of “a nip (here) and a tuck (there)” in the English Dictionary

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"a nip (here) and a tuck (there)" in British English

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a nip (here) and a tuck (there)

US informal

a series of small reductions:

The department made a nip here and a tuck there, but they were still way over budget.

(Definition of “a nip (here) and a tuck (there)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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