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chip away at

  • v  remove or withdraw gradually: "These new customs are chipping away at the quality of life"
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  • U.S. 36 travel pattern changes 'not dramatic,' but signs of promise are evident
    The way people travel the U.S. 36 corridor continues to improve -- a new study shows a lower proportion of solo drivers and a higher share of carpoolers and telecommuters last year over 2011 -- but population and employment growth in the years ahead could chip away at those achievements
    June 23, 2013 - Boulder Daily Camera
  • Ouya's $99 videogame console challenges pricier Xbox, PlayStation
    By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ouya's $99 Android videogame console goes on sale on Tuesday, the latest attempt by a growing crop of niche hardware makers to chip away at a market dominated by Sony Corp, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co Ltd. Ouya hopes its cheaper cube-shaped console will prevail over the long-established gaming triumvirate's pricier hardware. The new device has more ...
    June 21, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

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