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drip feed

n.
1. Administration of blood, plasma, saline, or sugar solutions, usually intravenously, a drop at a time.
2.
a. The device or tubes by which such a substance is administered.
b. The substance administered.

drip′-feed′ v.
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Goalkeeper Kean has kept four clean sheets in eight starts while Poole - who has triggered national media interest by appearing in the same side as Peter Hartley - has been getting drip-fed minutes from the bench.
A pension fund can be worth thousands of pounds and is typically drip-fed cash each month and yet many people fail to check or monitor performance.
Since New Labour came into power in May, 1997, we have been continually drip-fed new legislation that we have been told is good for us (80% of legislation emanates from the European Commission via the EU).
I do not want to be constantly drip-fed the endless, shallow, dross of pointless, often confrontational, American reality programmes which saturate our Sky and cable channels masquerading as entertainment.
In the past it was difficult sometimes to remember what had been said and what it all meant ( you were drip-fed information as the mortgage process went on and it was difficult to keep on top of it all.
There is so little interaction between people nowadays, other than electronically induced console-provided and drip-fed activity that seems only to numb the minds of our youth.
The accusation by the FSA that horsemeat is being drip-fed into the food chain is extremely serious and worrying.
There should be a system in place so that tickets are drip-fed, that way everyone would get a chance to see their favourite band.
The most disturbing aspect of this deplorable catalogue of failure and management malaise is that the public is being drip-fed the information only when it comes to light by chance.
Margaret Cundall, of the Teesside Chernobyl Children Lifeline, said: "Most of them have very poor families and they can't afford to buy imported food and the food they would eat would be grown in their own gardens, or their own plot of land, and the land is contaminated, so they are being drip-fed radiation.