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[nik-uh l-uh n-dahym] /ˈnɪk əl ənˈdaɪm/ Informal.

of little or no importance; trivial; petty:
a nickel-and-dime business that soon folded.
verb (used with object), nickel-and-dimed or nickeled-and-dimed, nickel-and-diming or nickeling-and-diming.
to expose to financial hardship or bankruptcy by the accumulation of small expenses, bills, etc.:
We’re being nickel-and-dimed to death by these small weekly expenses.
to hinder, annoy, or harass with trivialities or nonessentials:
to be nickeled-and-dimed by petty criticisms.


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