cheap at the price

cheap at the price

Worth the price and more. Said of something that one would willingly pay more for (even if it is expensive) because one deems it to be of great quality and value. Primarily heard in Australia. Yes, I spent a lot of money on these fancy new skis, but they really are cheap at the price.
See also: cheap, price

cheap at the price

well worth having, regardless of the cost.
A frequently heard variant of this expression, cheap at half the price , while used to mean exactly the same, is, logically speaking, nonsense, since cheap at twice the price is the actual meaning intended.
See also: cheap, price

cheap at the ˈprice

(British English) (American English cheap at ˈtwice the price) worth more than the price paid, even though it is expensive: I know £6 000 is a lot of money, but a great car like this is cheap at the price.
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References in classic literature ?
But the boys agreed the trouble was cheap at the price of triumph and glory, and they thought with grief over all the beautiful things that they might have said to the discomfited Carrie.
Harris said, however, that the river would suit him to a "T." I don't know what a "T" is (except a sixpenny one, which includes bread-and- butter and cake AD LIB., and is cheap at the price, if you haven't had any dinner).
I gave L125 for it, and think that it was cheap at the price.
That one is broken, but it was cheap at the price. Yes, my friends, the Kings, are very fond of toys - and so am I sometimes.'
While Don Quixote examined the book, Sancho examined the valise, not leaving a corner in the whole of it or in the pad that he did not search, peer into, and explore, or seam that he did not rip, or tuft of wool that he did not pick to pieces, lest anything should escape for want of care and pains; so keen was the covetousness excited in him by the discovery of the crowns, which amounted to near a hundred; and though he found no more booty, he held the blanket flights, balsam vomits, stake benedictions, carriers' fisticuffs, missing alforjas, stolen coat, and all the hunger, thirst, and weariness he had endured in the service of his good master, cheap at the price; as he considered himself more than fully indemnified for all by the payment he received in the gift of the treasure-trove.
Looking at a Pie design, I see I pay four pounds and 40 pence to the EU and having had family and friends enjoy the benefits and experience of work and study in Europe, I say it is cheap at the price. Without a doubt, I shall be called a Remoaner, you bet, on behalf of the youth of this country I will continue moaning, unless Brexit is reversed.
Modern toilets are smart, clean and environmentally friendly, they are a necessity of life, and if there is a charge to be made, it's cheap at the price.
But, call me cynical, it's cheap at the price for all that free publicity, isn't it?
It would have been cheap at the price but it just happens not to be true." The tycoon admitted he secretly met minister Jonathan Moyo and Gideon Gono, the governor of Zimbabwe's reserve bank, but felt he could not deal with Mr Moyo.
His progeny have found their way into top stables, including those of Luca Cumani, Mark Johnston, Sir Mark Prescott, Ed Dunlop and of course Tregoning, which should help the cause of a stallion who could again show himself to be cheap at the price.
I think I'm cheap at the price." He's quitting next month but is getting a new weekend show.
The thinking was that they'd be so overcome with gratitude at this treatment that they'd be back, creating hundreds of jobs in South Wales - so it would be cheap at the price.
Auf Wiedersehen Pet star Jimmy Nail yesterday lost his battle for an increase in the pounds 30,000 damages awarded by a judge which he claimed made libel 'cheap at the price' for newspapers.
The secular view is that at pounds 30,000 these carers for God's many houses are cheap at the price.
And for that, we think pounds 10 million is cheap at the price.