cheap and nasty

cheap and nasty

  (British & Australian)
costing little money and of bad quality You know the sort of cheap and nasty clothes that are sold on market stalls.
See also: and, cheap, nasty
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Hilbery protested that it was all too clever and cheap and nasty for words.
The man himself sat at a shining, inlaid writing table which looked like a rare piece from a museum of art; his chair had a high, oval, carved back, upholstered in faded tapestry; and these objects made of the costly black Havana cigar, which he rolled incessantly from the middle to the left corner of his mouth and back again, an inexpressibly cheap and nasty object.
The building, which is constructed of white plastic and glass, does not blend in with the residential area and looks cheap and nasty.
Cheap and nasty, the site is a total eyesore crying out be defaced - if only to improve this poor excuse for a site.
Cheap and nasty are two words that describe some of the knickers made by Underworld.
Nothing but a cheap and nasty move that has damaged the reputation of Cardiff in Scotland.
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.
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.