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Definition of nickel-and-dime verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

nickel-and-dime

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verb
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nickel-and-dime
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he / she / it nickel-and-dimes
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past simple nickel-and-dimed
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past participle nickel-and-dimed
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-ing form nickel-and-diming
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nickel-and-dime something/somebody (North American English) to spend or save very small amounts of money; to charge small amounts of money for lots of extra items Set the money aside so you don't nickel-and-dime it away. We decided to go ahead even if we have to nickel-and-dime it. She's careful not to nickel-and-dime clients for extra charges. Word Origin 1930s: originally denoting a shop selling articles costing five or ten cents.
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