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nickel and dime

Small time; operating on a small scale; involving small amounts of money; petty or cheap.

Etymology:

  • From the names of two US coins of small value.
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Don't waste your time with that; their operations are nickel and dime.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'nickel and dime':

nickel and dimea verb; the process of trying to extract small amounts of money (i.e. from someone, from people)
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నికెల్ మరియు డైమ్

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