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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 of dirt-cheap
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • 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)
  • Well, no, not labels: been buying them abroad—get them dirt-cheap there.

    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.

    The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram
  • 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)
British Dictionary definitions for dirt-cheap

dirt-cheap

adjective, adverb
1.
(informal) at an extremely low price
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