a nip (here) and a tuck (there) Definition in British English Dictionary
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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.
Translations of “a nip (here) and a tuck (there)”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一系列小幅度縮減…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一系列小幅缩减…
(Definition of a nip (here) and a tuck (there) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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