nickel-and-dime(redirected from nickel-and-dimed)
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nickel-and-dime someone (to death)
Fig. to make numerous small monetary charges that add up to a substantial sum. Those contractors nickel-and-dimed me to death. Just give me the whole bill at one time. Don't nickel-and-dime me for days on end.
very ordinary and not important
Usage notes: Nickels and dimes are American coins which are very low in value.(always before noun) We drove along past deserted gas stations and nickel-and-dime diners.