Origin of dirt-cheap
How to use dirt-cheap in a sentence
In doing so he exposed the failure of other airlines in the region to see the huge pent-up demand for cheap travel.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Betrayal…you can hear it…betraying the thing he loves for a cheap bit of film publicity.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Riffing off the slogan “Now Everyone Can Fly,” the carrier offered no-frills flights that were both cheap and plentiful.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Paper and cloth are cheap, what people are paying for is the story.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was Che anything more than a cheap karaoke of what he stood for?The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cheap as they are, they are a poorer speculation than even corner lots in a lithographic city of Nebraska or Oregon.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
In 1205 wheat was worth 12 pence per bushel, which was cheap, as there had been some years of famine previous thereto.
He walked first to one side, and then the other, rooting in the dirt with his funny, rubbery nose.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
Then a shower of dirt flew into their faces and both Jolly Robin and his wife tumbled over backward.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
Some cheap food was presented to the printer in the shape of potatoes, with which his windows were smashed.
British Dictionary definitions for dirt-cheap
Other Idioms and Phrases with dirt-cheap
Very inexpensive, as in Their house was a real bargain, dirt cheap. Although the idea dates back to ancient times, the precise expression, literally meaning “as cheap as dirt,” replaced the now obsolete dog cheap. [Early 1800s]