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dirt cheap

Very inexpensive These shoes were dirt cheap—I found them on the clearance rack.
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dirt cheap

extremely cheap. Buy some more of those plums. They're dirt cheap, In Italy, the peaches are dirt cheap.
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dirt cheap

Very inexpensive, as in Their house was a real bargain, dirt cheap. Although the idea dates back to ancient times, the precise expression, literally meaning "as cheap as dirt," replaced the now obsolete dog cheap. [Early 1800s]
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dirt cheap

mod. very cheap. Get one of these while they’re dirt cheap.
See also: cheap, dirt

dirt cheap

Very inexpensive. The idea of something being as cheap as dirt dates back at least to Roman times. Petronius’s Satyricon (a.d. 60) says, “In those days food could be had for dirt” (Illo tempore annoma pro luto erat). It may already have been a cliché by the time Dickens used it in Oliver Twist (1838): “I sold myself . . . cheap, dirt cheap!”
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Overall, 'Dirt Cheap' is a book that achieves its aim.
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