on the cheap


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on the cheap

for not much money In Paris you can eat on the cheap in some good Left Bank restaurants.
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on the cheap

if you buy or do something on the cheap, you buy or do it for very little money, often with the result that it is of bad quality The buildings would have been a whole lot better if they hadn't been built on the cheap.
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on the cheap

Economically, at very little cost, as in We're traveling around Europe on the cheap. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
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on the cheap

By inexpensive means; cheaply: traveled to Europe on the cheap.
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