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Definition of nickel-and-dime verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



nickel-and-dime something/somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nickel-and-dime he / she / it nickel-and-dimes past simple nickel-and-dimed -ing form nickel-and-diming
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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. She's careful not to nickel-and-dime clients for extra charges. We decided to go ahead even if we have to nickel-and-dime it.
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