cheap at half the price


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cheap at half the price

1. Remarkably or exceedingly inexpensive. The phrase's origin in this usage has been debated; it is possibly a corruption of "cheap at twice the price," meaning the same. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I got a brand new three-piece suit for £50—cheap at half the price!
2. Quite expensive; poor value for the money. In this usage, it is likely a humorous play on the phrase "cheap at twice the price," meaning remarkably inexpensive. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. A: "Wow, I'd love to own that car." B: "Sure, so would I. Cheap at half the price, though!"
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Cheap at half the price if you really did get to roam Elysium fields in the afterlife of your choice.
It sounds like a horrific amount of cash but if it prevented Scotland being portrayed so negatively throughout the world it would be cheap at half the price.
Suddenly the Chagos Islands look cheap at half the price.
But that hasn't stopped my gaggle of bargain-hunters thinking of spending PS100 in petrol to get to one of them in order to stock up on things they don't need just because it's cheap at half the price.
For common decency and to restore our pride internationally, it would have been cheap at half the price.
Funding for the arts is cheap at half the price and makes a real and direct difference to people's lives.
He said: "The money for James Milner at the time and the money for Ashley Young -they are cheap at half the price now, aren't they?
Everyone was pretty shocked as proper studios cost thousands to rent so they were getting it cheap at half the price.
For anyone like myself who has ever been stuck on it, cheap at half the price and money well spent, I say.
Two for the price of one, and cheap at half the price - which is all of two quid.
Obviously, the unenlightened and unnamed author of this rant masquerading as journalism has never read The Birmingham Post or he or she would be aware the Government's grant, rumoured to be pounds 160 million, is cheap at half the price.
I have worked out our bill for two as about PS1,400 a year, which is cheap at half the price for the delicious mouth watering variety of madras, vindaloo, bhuna, karahi, dupiaza and the rest.
I'm not sure what use concentrated Elk urine in a handy squeezy bottle has in Birmingham but I bought some anyway, after all the great exchange rate means it was cheap at half the price.
Considering all the media exposure and public appearances he makes, it's cheap at half the price.