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dog-cheap

[dawg-cheep, dog-] /ˈdɔgˈtʃip, ˈdɒg-/ Informal.
adjective
1.
very inexpensive.
adverb
2.
very inexpensively.
Origin of dog-cheap
1520-1530
1520-30
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  • "Thar's nuthin' in all this world so dog-cheap ez advice," said Uncle Ezra Mudge.

    Oklahoma Sunshine Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
  • Stanihurst has described a fair in Dublin, and another in Waterford, where he says the wares were "dog-cheap."

  • The only way is to do our Christmas shopping the day after Christmas; everything will be round still, and dog-cheap.

    The Daughter of the Storage William Dean Howells

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