When banks secretly charge and take money from you for stupid violations and penalties: ie ATM machines, limited checking, under the minimum balance of an account, etc. and usually result in pissing off their customers and gaining more money.
"Shit! I had $99.50 in my savings, but since the bank minimum is $100 for the account to stay active, they took out $4.50 in penalty fees!"
"Damn Tom, they're nickel and diming your ass!"
Traditionally used as part of the larger phrase "To be nickled and dimed to death", referring to the undesired price of upkeep for a certain item. More fundamentally, it refers simply to seemingly hidden ongoing expenses which, over time, add up to a large expense.
That POS Ford is nickle and diming me to death.
Slang for the 510 area code.
Hey where you from?
the nickel and dime
1) To be extremely cheap with someone or demand every last dollar.
2) To provide people with small bags of marijuana.
Thurgood: "Whats up nigga, you gonna nickel and dime (2) me today as usual?"
Samson: "Aiight dogg I'll give you this dime bag here for $17."
Thurgood: "Sheeit, all I got is this $16. I'll get you the $1 later."
Samson: "No can do. I need it all up front."
Thurgood: "Man why you gotta go and nickel and dime (1) me like that?"
Nickel and dime dope dealers
From the construction subculture, a verb meaning "the act of bargaining down a price for something way below reasonable rates."
"that contractor nickle and dimed my wages down to rates that were low for 5 years ago. But i need a jobbie real bad right now"
petty hustle. a cat hustlin with no means makin no money.not workin' wit quarters or birds
"yo let me get a dime"
"naw, dawg cant even fuck wit u aint got no less but a quarter"