May refer to an item for sale that isn't worth selling, or to describe someone who is particularly tight-fisted when it comes to money.
Ha! I wouldn't give you a nickel or a dime for that lot!
by Spirit-Chickadee December 5, 2010
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This is a phrase that's used during negotiations.

It basically means that what you're asking for would make your share too large.

aka asking for 2 nickels per 1 dime
person 1: "So what percentage would I be taking?"
person 2: "I'd give you seven, we could shake and make it happen"
person 1: "I wasn't born this morning, eighteen would be just fine"
person 2: "Why not just go ahead and ask for nickels on the dime?"
person 1: "Fifteen"
person 2: "I'd do eight"
person 1: "twelve"
person 2: "seven"
person 1: "ugh fine, 10?"
person 2: "nine it is then"
person 1: ""
by grass_head October 31, 2020
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prison term where you could be in for 5 years and up to 10
- Yeah? How many years you pulling?
- Five to ten.
- Nickel to a dime. It ain't shit, baby.
by allxt December 27, 2011
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prison term where you could be in for 5 years and up to 10
first time offender on assault with a deadly waepon easily looking at a nickel with a dime chaser
by cornell December 21, 2006
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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.
by dave June 24, 2004
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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?"
by Nick D February 25, 2004
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A word used in reference to marijuana which is also known as weed. Origin: Came from the various denominations of weed, 5 dollars worth of weed and 10 dollars worth of it which gave rise to the term nickels and dimes.
"From The Nickels And The Dimes To The Whole Kilo."- Bang Bang by Young Buck
by Quack January 25, 2005
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