nickel-and-dime

Definition of nickel-and-dime

nick´el-and-dime´
v. t.1.To harass or annoy with petty demands or for trivial reasons;
2.To weaken or impair gradually or by small steps; as, to be nickel-and-dimed into bankruptcy by the operating overhead.
a.1.Trivial; unimportant; petty; as, nickel-and-dime criticisms.
2.Involving only small amounts of money; small-time; as, a nickel-and-dime business operation.

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