Nickel-and-Dime : Phrases
Unimportant, small-time, trivial, petty.
Jethro never takes her to fancy restaurants. He always nickels and dimes her.
The 20th century African-American saying, nickel-and-dime refers to two of the smallest units of United States money. Anything that’s nickel-and-dime is the opposite of big bucks.
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