Why then does President Obama imagine that more debt at cheaper rates is the solution to the student loan crisis?
But it may never be cheaper to replace these aging arteries than it is now.
Anything from transportation to education and housing is cheaper for Jews beyond the Green Line.
Wasn't more debt at cheaper rates the necessary condition for the mortgage crisis?
The cheaper yen, off 22 percent against the dollar in the past 12 months, has stimulated higher exports.
Well, you see, it's nicer here by the river, and it's cheaper too; and—how's aunt Kate?
It is "plated" if it is made of some cheaper metal and covered with silver.
The cheaper grades are just as useful, but there are expensive outfits that are very much more ornamental.
Why, they could buy ground and build a new Mississippi cheaper.
He ought to be willing to get one cheaper than a white lawyer.
"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.