nickel-and-dime

Definitions of nickel-and-dime
1

v spend money frugally; spend as little as possible

Synonyms:
penny-pinch
Type of:
drop, expend, spend
pay out

v accumulate gradually

Type of:
come up, scrape, scrape up, scratch
gather (money or other resources) together over time

adj of minor importance

“a nickel-and-dime operation run out of a single rented room”
Synonyms:
small-time
unimportant
not important

adj low-paying

“a nickel-and-dime job”
Synonyms:
cheap, inexpensive
relatively low in price or charging low prices

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