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Definition of 'nickel-and-dime'

Verb

  1. spend money frugally; spend as little as possible
       Synonyms: penny-pinch
  2. accumulate gradually; "she nickeled-and-dimed together a small house for her family"

Adjective

  1. of minor importance; "a nickel-and-dime operation run out of a single rented room"; "a small-time actor"
       Synonyms: small-time
  2. low-paying; "a nickel-and-dime job"


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