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dirt cheap

Very inexpensive These shoes were dirt cheap—I found them on the clearance rack.
See also: cheap, dirt
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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.
See also: cheap, dirt
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
See also: cheap, dirt
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

dirt cheap

mod. very cheap. Get one of these while they’re dirt cheap.
See also: cheap, dirt
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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!”
See also: cheap, dirt
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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Now it turns out that the company would re-launch the iPhone 4 for a[sup.1]22,000 as pricing the premium device at a dirt-cheap a[sup.1]15,000 was impractical, (http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/17/apple-turns-to-old-iphone-models-and-lower-prices-to-woo-users-in-india/) reported TechCrunch.
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The XFi's sad story is repeated across the market, as car companies abandon the dirt-cheap "econoboxes" of yesteryear.