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bargain basement

noun
1.
a basement area in some stores where goods are sold at prices lower than usual.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900

bargain-basement

[bahr-guh n-beys-muh nt] /ˈbɑr gənˌbeɪs mənt/
adjective
1.
very low-priced.
2.
noticeably lacking in quality; inferior.
Origin
1955-60
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British Dictionary definitions for bargain-basement

bargain basement

noun
1.
part of a shop where goods are sold at reduced prices
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