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Daemon
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nickel-and-dime

(adjective) Of minor importance.

Synonyms: small-time

Usage: He ran his nickel-and-dime operation out of the back of a pickup truck and dreamed of the day when he would own his own storefront.
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nickel-and-dime
Definition: (adjective) Of minor importance.
Synonyms: small-time
Usage: He ran his nickel-and-dime operation out of the back of a pickup truck and dreamed of the day when he would own his own storefront.
8BooksOfSengathe
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Daemon wrote:
nickel-and-dime

(adjective) Of minor importance.

Synonyms: small-time

Usage: He ran his nickel-and-dime operation out of the back of a pickup truck and dreamed of the day when he would own his own storefront.



[ Note from 8BooksOfSengathe : Personally , I believe the definition
given above for the term nickel-and-dime seems a bit derogatory.
Nickel-and-dime was a term used for the selling of low cost items , of
which the quality could vary greatly. Here is a link about nickel-and-dime
stores in American history : https://americanprofile.com/articles/five-and-dime-stores-offer-step-back-in-time/
This link's article covers nickel-and-dime information , including stores that are American and internationally based.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variety_store#North_America ]


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Generations of Americans grew up shopping at nickel-and-dime
stores but many of them have gone out of business.

8BooksOfSengathe
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:00:51 AM

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Daemon wrote:
nickel-and-dime

(adjective) Of minor importance.

Synonyms: small-time

Usage: He ran his nickel-and-dime operation out of the back of a pickup truck and dreamed of the day when he would own his own storefront.



[ Note from 8BooksOfSengathe : Personally , I believe the definition
given above for the term nickel-and-dime seems a bit derogatory.
Nickel-and-dime was a term used for the selling of low cost items , of
which the quality could vary greatly. Here is a link about nickel-and-dime
stores in American history : https://americanprofile.com/articles/five-and-dime-stores-offer-step-back-in-time/
This link's article covers nickel-and-dime information , including stores that are American and internationally based.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variety_store#North_America ]


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Generations of Americans grew up shopping at nickel-and-dime
stores but many of them have gone out of business.

taurine
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His efforts to support himself at self-respecting toil puts to shame many a husky young fellow with but a single amputation who sells his manhood on the sidewalk for the nickels and dimes of an indulgent public.

So pa la enferma
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nickel-and-dime
- penny-pinch, small-time
Emel Rapchan
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Wilmar (USA)
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No, we had "Dime Store" years ago -- not nickle and dime stores.
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