nibble away at
Meaning: to gradually reduce the quantity, strength or value of somethingSynonym: eat into
- nibble away at Inflation is nibbling away at the value of my savings.
- nibble away at The prime minister's little mistakes are starting to nibble away at his reputation as a reliable leader.
If rising production costs are nibbling away at our profit margins, our profits will be getting
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Contributor: Matt Errey