bargain-bin

bargain-bin

1. adjective Sold at an extremely low or reduced price; very inexpensive. The term comes from a bin or some other container in a store or shop where very inexpensive items or those at greatly reduced prices are sold. I found these great bargain-bin sneakers on the clearance rack at the shoe store.
2. adjective Of very poor or inferior quality; having very little or no value. It's no wonder your bargain-bin phone has stopped working. If you want a phone that lasts, you have to pay the price for it.
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EastEnders BBC1 Poor Denise has been eating bargain-bin pasta for quite a while, which doesn't exactly bode well with an important exam coming up.
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But the budget price doesn't mean bargain-bin quality.
You might think it's a bargain-bin TV, or one for your dorm, or one you get because you s i m p l y c a n ' t a f f o r d something better.
99 [pounds sterling] each they are an absolute steal; quality at a bargain-bin price-tag
Floyer crafted the epic piece a decade ago, but it was recently bought by the Tare Modern for the bargain-bin sum of 30,000 [pounds sterling].