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English adjective: nickel-and-dime

1. nickel-and-dime of minor importance


SamplesA nickel-and-dime operation run out of a single rented room.
A small-time actor.


Synonymssmall-time


Similarunimportant


Antonymsimportant, of import

2. nickel-and-dime low-paying


SamplesA nickel-and-dime job.


Similarcheap, inexpensive


Antonymsexpensive


English verb: nickel-and-dime

1. nickel-and-dime (possession) spend money frugally; spend as little as possible


Synonymspenny-pinch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend

2. nickel-and-dime (contact) accumulate gradually


SamplesShe nickeled-and-dimed together a small house for her family.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)come up, scrape, scrape up, scratch









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