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by degrees

Gradually; in steps. I've been putting $50 aside every month to increase my savings account by degrees.
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by degrees

Gradually, by successive steps or stages. For example, By degrees he began to delegate more and more of his duties to his staff. [Mid-1500s] Also see by inches.
See also: by, degree
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

by deˈgrees

little by little; gradually: The country’s economy won’t improve straight away, but will only get better by degrees.
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by degrees

Little by little; gradually.
See also: by, degree
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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