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cheap and cheerful

slang Inexpensive and enjoyable or pleasant. Primarily heard in UK. That shop sells a lot of cheap and cheerful goodies, so I'm sure you'll be able to find a birthday gift for her there.
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cheap and cheerful

  (British informal)
costing little money but attractive, pleasant, or enjoyable They specialize in cheap and cheerful package holidays to Spain and Portugal.
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Weston, who had been a widower so long, and who seemed so perfectly comfortable without a wife, so constantly occupied either in his business in town or among his friends here, always acceptable wherever he went, always cheerful Mr.
Doctor Manette was very cheerful at the little supper.
The idea of suicide, which his friend had driven away and kept away by his cheerful presence, now hovered like a phantom over the abbe's dead body.
It gave her all the animation that her spirits could boast; for she was in no cheerful humour.
In the twilight of the evening the fire grew brighter and more cheerful.
Then there was a knock at the door and Griffiths, healthy, strong, and cheerful, came in.
Natasha gave herself up so fully and frankly to this new feeling that she did not try to hide the fact that she was no longer sad, but bright and cheerful.
And I wonder, Richard, you can think of bothering your head about our POVERTY in case of your death; as if THAT would be anything compared with the calamity of losing you--an affliction that you well know would swallow up all others, and which you ought to do your utmost to preserve us from: and there is nothing like a cheerful mind for keeping the body in health.
At the entrance to the street the wind still raged and the road was thickly covered with snow, but well within the village it was calm, warm, and cheerful.
There's nothing to do but plump the Mary Rebecca ashore and run for it," was the verdict of the first cheerful sailor.
The most inveterate croaker and grumbler in the world--and yet, according to his own account, the only cheerful man in the whole ship's company.
Oh, that is of no importance, really," replied the Rich Woman, with a cheerful smile.
Cummings, who was at all times a cheerful person, was whistling a tune, which he would occasionally interrupt to speak a word of friendly encouragement to his horse.
4-6) Hail, goddess, queen of well-built Salamis and sea-girt Cyprus; grant me a cheerful song.
He is not always cheerful, nor always contented, and she often complains of his ill-humour, which, however, of all persons, she ought to be the last to accuse him of, as he never displays it against her, except for such conduct as would provoke a saint.