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dirt-cheap

[durt-cheep]
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adjective
  1. very inexpensive: The house may need a lot of work, but it was dirt-cheap.
adverb
  1. cheaply: They got it dirt-cheap.

Origin of dirt-cheap

First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for dirt-cheap

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Historical Examples

  • Well, no, not labels: been buying them abroad—get them dirt-cheap there.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • I had no time to inquire much about the pigs, but a man told me that they were dirt-cheap.

    Rural Rides

    William Cobbett

  • And we can sell it so dirt-cheap that the whole country has got to take it—can't get around it you see.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • But the Assyrians (like the Romans after them) could avail themselves of a limitless amount of dirt-cheap labour.

  • And we can sell it so dirt-cheap that the whole country has GOT to take it—can't get around it you see.

    Life On The Mississippi, Part 8.

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)


British Dictionary definitions for dirt-cheap

dirt-cheap

adjective, adverb
  1. informal at an extremely low price
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