- very inexpensive: The house may need a lot of work, but it was dirt-cheap.
- 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
Consider Spirit Airlines, the dirt-cheap carrier everyone loves to loathe.Solution to Seat Rage: No More Reclining
September 4, 2014
Well, no, not labels: been buying them abroad—get them dirt-cheap there.
I had no time to inquire much about the pigs, but a man told me that they were dirt-cheap.Rural Rides
And we can sell it so dirt-cheap that the whole country has got to take it—can't get around it you see.
But the Assyrians (like the Romans after them) could avail themselves of a limitless amount of dirt-cheap labour.The Cradle of Mankind
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)
- informal at an extremely low price
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