nibble (away) at

phrasal verb

nibbled (away) at; nibbling (away) at; nibbles (away) at
: to make (something) disappear or go away very slowly
Police have been nibbling (away) at crime in the city for years.

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“Nibble (away) at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nibble%20%28away%29%20at. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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