nickel-and-dime : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • v  spend money frugally; spend as little as possible
  • v  accumulate gradually
  • s  of minor importance
    a nickel-and-dime operation run out of a single rented room
  • s  low-paying
    a nickel-and-dime job

  • The clever nickel-and-dime upgrade strategy isn't all that Radio Shack has in store for XMODS enthusiasts.
  • On the way up, Kresge pioneered in giving his employees sick pay and paid vacations, in 1925 was the first to discard the strict nickel-and-dime rule, began offering goods from 250 .
  • No one knows the total take from this sort of nickel-and-dime thievery, but industry rumors range as high as $350 million every year.

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