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Phrasal Verbs

nibble away at

This page is about the phrasal verb nibble away at

Meaning

to gradually reduce the quantity, strength or value of something

Synonym

eat into

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

If rising production costs are nibbling away at our profit margins, our profits will be getting

a. bigger

b. smaller

c. stronger

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