cheaper by the dozen


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cheaper by the dozen

1. Costing less money if purchased in large quantities (not necessarily a dozen). Avocados are quite expensive at most supermarkets, but one down the street has a good deal for a bag of 12—cheaper by the dozen, I suppose!
2. Requiring less effort or accomplished more efficiently if handled by a larger group of people. This will be cheaper by the dozen if we all help, so let's pitch in and get this cleaned up!
See also: dozen
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The sequel to Cheaper by the Dozen, Belles on Their Toes , follows up on the Gilbreths after Dad's death as the ever-enterprising Mother takes over her late husband's business while managing her oversized brood.
SICKLY SWEET: Steve Martin takes on the lead role in Cheaper By The Dozen 2
In Cheaper by the Dozen, Martin is left to fend for himself and cope with the chaotic horde when screen mother, played by Bonnie Hunt, goes away to promote her book.
And if that's not enough, her theatrical career has her co-starring with Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt in the role of Sarah Baker in the hilarious Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 films and as Camille in Step Up.
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Also released this week: The Rock stars in Doom, the action film of the video game, and Steve Martin tries to cope with his large family in Cheaper By The Dozen 2.
Upcoming projects include Shopgirl, The Pink Panther and Cheaper by the Dozen 2.
Her subsequent film projects -- Agent Cody Banks, The Lizzie McGuire Movie and Cheaper By The Dozen -- have all been modest hits and her solo debut album, Metamophosis, went to number one in the US charts.
The Forsters, who have 10 children, came forward for the prize of Odeon Cinema tickets to see the film Cheaper by the Dozen, which stars Steve Martin as a father with 12 children.
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Personally I prefer him restrained in films like LA Story and Parenth(Sood, rather than lame comedies like Cheaper By The Dozen.
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Her subsequent film projects ( Agent Cody Banks, The Lizzie McGuire Movie and Cheaper By The Dozen ( have been modest hits and her solo debut album, Metamophosis, went to number one in the US charts and has since gone triple platinum.