cheap and nasty

cheap and nasty

Inexpensive and poorly constructed. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Don't buy anything from that shop unless you're OK with it breaking—everything they sell is cheap and nasty.
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cheap and nasty

of low cost and bad quality. British
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cheap and ˈnasty

(informal) something that is cheap and nasty does not cost a lot and is of poor quality and not very attractive or pleasant: The furniture was cheap and nasty.
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Hilbery protested that it was all too clever and cheap and nasty for words.
Throwing personal insults at your rivals is cheap and nasty.
Cheap and nasty are two words that describe some of the knickers made by Underworld.
Alexander Johnson, Newcastle Central candidate for the Greens, said: "This is disastrous news, a cheap and nasty electoral trick which will do nothing to solve Britain's massive housing crisis.
Primark, along with cheap and nasty stores like it, are ideal for soulless out-of-town shopping parks and it is a sad indictment of Birmingham no quality retail business felt attracted to what must be one of the busiest shopping spots in the country.
But Dixons' Sebastian James ruled out launching a cut-price rival, saying: "We haven't gone for a cheap and nasty one.
But this cannot be in addition to an expanding cheap and nasty tourism because the two are incompatible in a small country.
My basic premise was that the general public thought they were cheap and nasty, and we could change this perception by suggesting they "borrowed" their thinking and technology from the wealthy and well- respected competitors and say this is what allowed them to build a great car at a fraction of the price of brands like Volkswagen, Ford or Toyota.
It's cheap and nasty, scruffy, a dirty back lane to Newcastle really.
Contractors come and dig them up to do their work but always make good with cheap and nasty tarmac ruining the beautiful traditional work the council has spent millions on.
The segregation of cyclists and pedestrians on some footpaths in Solihull by painting white lines down the centre is a cheap and nasty way of providing cycle tracks but is in accordance with Highway Code Rule 62.
Kirklees seems so desperate to get this building off the ground that they have jettisoned requirements to use local stone facings, allowing cheap and nasty dark-grey concrete blocks and metal cladding instead.
To be tackled with cheap and nasty plastic cutlery, too.
Neil Coltart of Trading Standards said: "This is a particularly dangerous product, made from cheap and nasty plastic, with a double-edged razor blade.
While savings are an excuse of some sorts for home use, though one which immediately exposes one to be cheap and nasty, it is simply inexcusable for the hospitality industry.