nickel-and-dime Meaning in the 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 ​smallamounts 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.
(Definition of nickel-and-dime from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nickel-and-dime”
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指由于涉及金额不多而)微不足道的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指由於涉及金額不多而)微不足道的…
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