cheaper by the dozen


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cheaper by the dozen

1. Costing less money if purchased in large quantities (not necessarily a dozen). Avocados are quite expensive at most supermarkets, but one down the street has a good deal for a bag of 12—cheaper by the dozen, I suppose!
2. Requiring less effort or accomplished more efficiently if handled by a larger group of people. This will be cheaper by the dozen if we all help, so let's pitch in and get this cleaned up!
See also: by, dozen
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