salami-slice - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/səˈlɑmiˌslaɪs/
present tense
I/you/we/theysalami-slice
he/she/itsalami-slices
present participlesalami-slicing
past tensesalami-sliced
past participlesalami-sliced
  1. to gradually reduce something, especially an amount of money that is spent, by giving everything less money, rather than deciding what is important and what is not

    The speaker said that "salami-slicing" services would not work.

derived word

salami-slicing

noun [uncountable]