nickel-and-dime

Definitions of nickel-and-dime
  1. verb
    spend money frugally; spend as little as possible
    synonyms: penny-pinch
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    type of:
    drop, expend, spend
    pay out
  2. verb
    accumulate gradually
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    type of:
    come up, scrape, scrape up, scratch
    gather (money or other resources) together over time
  3. adjective
    of minor importance
    “a nickel-and-dime operation run out of a single rented room”
    synonyms: small-time
    unimportant
    not important
  4. adjective
    low-paying
    “a nickel-and-dime job”
    Synonyms:
    cheap, inexpensive
    relatively low in price or charging low prices
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