nickel and dime (someone) to death

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nickel and dime (someone) to death

To assess costs or fees in enough small amounts that it adds up to a substantial sum. Between the increases in property tax, sales tax, and income tax, I feel like the government is trying nickel and dime us to death. That phone company is nickel and diming their customers to death with all those fees.
See also: and, death, dime, nickel