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piece by piece

Incrementally; slowly; one piece at a time. You don't have to overhaul your diet overnight—just start making healthier choices piece by piece. It took years, but piece by piece we turned this ramshackle old house into a real home.
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piece by piece

In stages, gradually, as in He took the clock apart piece by piece, or Let's go over your exam paper, piece by piece. Also see bit by bit.
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ˌpiece by ˈpiece

one part at a time: He took his motorcycle apart piece by piece, cleaned it, and put it back together.
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piece by piece

In stages: took the clock apart piece by piece.
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The Republic's Special Criminal Court heard he told Mr Hurley: "I'm going to cut you up piece-by-piece."
Snap-Tite's patented male/female machining at each end of the HDPE al-lows the pipe ends to be 'snapped' together, piece-by-piece, and slipped into the full length of an existing pipe.
Lord Mandelson said: "Since the global banking crisis we have set about reinventing the financial services industry piece-by-piece, building a system that is fairer, trusted and more responsible.
Lord Mandelson said yesterday's announcement would be a core part of Labour's election manifesto and added: "Since the global banking crisis we have set about reinventing the financial services industry piece-by-piece, building a system that is fairer, trusted and more responsible.
On each of the fronts suggested in Gardner's 1974 Foreign Affairs blueprint, the groundwork for the one world government is being prepared on a piece-by-piece basis.
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act is unusual in that a company's retention is based on a multiline, all-states approach, when normally, insurers buy catastrophe coverage piece-by-piece, said Richard Thomas, senior vice president and chief underwriting officer at AIG.
Instead, they can build a total solution piece-by-piece as budget allows and end up with an enterprise SRM package over time, if that's what's needed.
It also ensures that redevelopment occurs with an eye toward the entire neighborhood, rather than redevelopment that happens piece-by-piece, officials said.
10-12 hr for competitive models, which require piece-by-piece installation and alignment.
"Some call data mining 'data discovery' or 'data knowledge.' However you slice it, data mining allows you to take your data warehouse, dissect it piece-by-piece, and then summarize it into useful information.
If any part of the guidance is struck down, it will be piece-by-piece, on a case-by-case basis.
Once installed, it is a leak-free system, Snap-Tite's patented male/female machining at each end of the HDPE allows the pipe ends to be 'snapped' together, piece-by-piece, and slipped into the full length of an existing pipe.