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dirt-cheap

[durt-cheep] /ˈdɜrtˈtʃip/
adjective
1.
very inexpensive:
The house may need a lot of work, but it was dirt-cheap.
adverb
2.
cheaply:
They got it dirt-cheap.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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British Dictionary definitions for dirt cheap

dirt-cheap

adjective, adverb
1.
(informal) at an extremely low price
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Slang definitions & phrases for dirt cheap

dirt cheap

adjective phrase

Very cheap: dirt-cheap prices

adverb phrase

: buy it dirt cheap (1830s+)


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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 ]
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