Gradually and relentlessly make something smaller or weaker: rivals may chip away at one’s profits by undercutting prices
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- Raquel still stood stiffly, but the passion in his voice was gradually chipping away at her suspicions.
- But over the match, Tranfield gradually chipped away at Nimmo's confidence and forced her to play long rallies.
- Those are the people they're chipping away at now.
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