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: by, dozen
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On current evidence, once he's got 12 movies under his belt then 'Cheaper by the Dozen: The Cure for Insomnia' will be the perfect title for his career box set.
I thought Cheaper By The Dozen was awful - I had no idea how much worse it could have been until I saw this.
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.
That is the uncomfortable reality facing Steve Martin in the new family comedy Cheaper By The Dozen.
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They were cheaper by the dozen so I had bought two dozen of them.
Hart herself appeared as Frank Gilbreth--complete with a large black mustache--from Cheaper by the Dozen. "Kids love to see their teacher assume different personalities," she explains.
The property actually was the home  in the hit 2003 flick "Cheaper By The Dozen," based on the popular children's book about a family with more kids than they know what to do with.
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His recent work includes Bringing Down the House, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther and It's Complicated.
CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN C4,7.05pm Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt take on the roles of Tom and Kate Baker, parents to a dozen children.
The "Cheaper By The Dozen' actress, who will also be seen making guest appearances on other current NBC shows, will decide the right project to cast herself in after meeting up with writers.
Also out in 1-2-3 format this month, and only pounds 7.99 in Woolies, are: Anastasia, Cheaper By the Dozen, Dr Dolittle, Ice Age, Robots, Bartok the Magnificent, Digimon, Ferngully, Home Alone, Joey and Thumbelina.
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.
Frankly, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is all pretty obvious and uninspiring, although suitably inoffensive for a festive family outing.