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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: nickel-and-dime (0.00883 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to nickel-and-dime.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: nickel-and-dime nickel-and-dime adj 1: of minor importance; “a nickel-and-dime operation run out of a single rented room”; “a small-time actor” [syn: small-time] 2: low-paying; “a nickel-and-dime job” [syn: nickel-and-dime(a)] v 1: spend money frugally; spend as little as possible [syn: penny-pinch] 2: accumulate gradually; “she nickeled-and-dimed together a small house for her family”
English → English (gcide) Definition: nickel-and-dime nickel-and-dime \nick“el-and-dime”\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. nickel-and-dimed or nickeled-and-dimed; p. pr. & vb. n. nickel-and-diming or nickeling-and-diming.] 1. To harass or annoy with petty demands or for trivial reasons; specifically, to insist on minor concessions in a negotiation. [PJC] 2. To weaken or impair gradually or by small steps; as, to be nickel-and-dimed into bankruptcy by the operating overhead. [informal] [PJC] nickel-and-dime \nick“el-and-dime”\, a. 1. Trivial; unimportant; petty; as, nickel-and-dime criticisms. [informal] [PJC] 2. Involving only small amounts of money; small-time; as, a nickel-and-dime business operation. [informal] [PJC]


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