Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb nickel-and-dime

2 senses of nickel-and-dime

Sense 1
penny-pinch, nickel-and-dime -- (spend money frugally; spend as little as possible)
       => spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")

Sense 2
nickel-and-dime -- (accumulate gradually; "she nickeled-and-dimed together a small house for her family")
       => scrape, scrape up, scratch, come up -- (gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living")

Antonyms of adj nickel-and-dime

2 senses of nickel-and-dime

Sense 1
nickel-and-dime, small-time -- (of minor importance; "a nickel-and-dime operation run out of a single rented room"; "a small-time actor")

INDIRECT (VIA unimportant) -> important, of import -- (of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day")

Sense 2
nickel-and-dime (prenominal) -- (low-paying; "a nickel-and-dime job")

INDIRECT (VIA cheap) -> expensive -- (high in price or charging high prices; "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop")

Similarity of adj nickel-and-dime

2 senses of nickel-and-dime

Sense 1
nickel-and-dime, small-time -- (of minor importance; "a nickel-and-dime operation run out of a single rented room"; "a small-time actor")
       => unimportant (vs. important) -- (not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant")

Sense 2
nickel-and-dime (prenominal) -- (low-paying; "a nickel-and-dime job")
       => cheap (vs. expensive), inexpensive -- (relatively low in price or charging low prices; "it would have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive family restaurants")

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