Not only was it easier to get into college—if you were a particularly desirable candidate, it was easier to get in cheap.
So why is the most transparent administration ever shutting down a cheap and popular service?
Until 1997 the airline was called ValuJet, known for old planes and cheap tickets.
It was concluded that cheap wine at least puts you to sleep before you have a chance to do something crazy.
cheap labor was in high demand, and plantation owners struggled to find people who would work for low pay.
The dinner was an excellent one, and cheap, the ordinary price being seventeen silver groschen, or about forty-one cents.
A cheap gramophone playing a thin Eastern music, may be sounding.
Had Crisp been wise, he would have thought himself happy in having purchased self-knowledge so cheap.
Feeders of cheap honey for market, deceivers or deceived, 335.
He was so plainly the cheap sport bully that there could have been nothing but a menace in his personality.
"low in price, that may be bought at small cost," c.1500, ultimately from Old English noun ceap "traffic, a purchase," from ceapian (v.) "trade," probably from an early Germanic borrowing from Latin caupo "petty tradesman, huckster" (see chapman).
The sense evolution is from the noun meaning "a barter, a purchase" to "a purchase as rated by the buyer," hence adjectival meaning "inexpensive," the main modern sense, via Middle English phrases such as god chep "favorable bargain" (12c., a translation of French a bon marché).
Sense of "lightly esteemed, common" is from 1590s (cf. similar evolution of Latin vilis). The meaning "low in price" was represented in Old English by undeor, literally "un-dear" (but deop ceap, literally "deep cheap," meant "high price").
The word also was used in Old English for "market" (cf. ceapdæg "market day"), a sense surviving in place names Cheapside, East Cheap, etc. Related: Cheaply. Expression on the cheap is first attested 1888. Cheap shot originally was U.S. football jargon for a head-on tackle; extended sense "unfair hit" in politics, etc. is by 1970. German billig "cheap" is from Middle Low German billik, originally "fair, just," with a sense evolution via billiger preis "fair price," etc.