el cheapo

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el cheapo

1. noun, slang Someone who is very reluctant to spend money. Can be used as a humorous title, in which case it is capitalized. OK, El Cheapo, I'll pay for it then, geez. He's such an el cheapo! Geez, I'll pay for it then.
2. adjective, slang Describing something that is inexpensive and, often, poorly made. Yes, I'm trying to wrap the gift, but I keep tearing this el cheapo wrapping paper.
See also: el
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

el cheapo

(ɛl ˈtʃipo)
1. n. the cheap one; the cheapest one. (Mock Spanish.) I don’t want one of those el cheapos.
2. mod. cheap. This is el cheapo. I don’t want it.
See also: el
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I've found buying "el-cheapo" C[O.sub.2] cartridges are pretty much o waste of your time.
For instance, you're sharing a blind with some bozo who shows up with an el-cheapo pump gun that sounds like the gears grinding on the stick-shift of a '55 Chevy every time he works the slide, yet it functions like a dream.
Though I had a couple of skateboards in the 1980s (starting with an el-cheapo Variflex), it wasn't until 1990 when I got serious and started learning tricks.
That's an individual call, but the one unanimous opinion of everyone was, "They cost how much?" These are not folks who carry el-cheapo pocketknives, we're talking folks who carry serious steel.
As Trevor Boddy again observes, 'Thomas Fung has achieved something with his Aberdeen Centre, but the marketplace jury is still out on just what it is: high-end fashion mall; el-cheapo Neo-Chinatown emporium with better visuals; e-business showroom; the ultimate gathering place of the new Vancouver; or a retailing chimera?' As with any new idea, only time will tell if there is a genuine public appetite for the Fung/Thom mall model.
I don't how much profit there is on el-cheapo ammo, but between barrels and possible injuries, my recommendation is to sell the best ammo possible.
We could use a few more like Tharp out here in el-cheapo road "land.
Reputed to be "the only pistol that could be made faster than it was loaded", this el-cheapo weapon was manufactured by General Motors and distributed widely in France, China, and the Phillipines, for less than $2 a pop (I guess that would be about $25 now).
A word of caution: beware of that el-cheapo substitute.
Every El-cheapo launcher rest I've owned was a pain to adjust, not to mention totally unreliable.
Although ammo plays an undeniably crucial role in shooting accurately, we've all encountered folks who operate on the premise any "el-cheapo" steel-cased import ammo found on bargain basement markdown will feed their guns "good enough." There's a disparity between these unwary plinkers and some of my friends who unwaveringly adhere to the code of the projectile illuminati.
Jake Finney Jon Jacobs Sheriff Stephen Polk Steve West Michael Kastenbaum Annie May Dawn Kapatos Stella Haley Gilbert A super el-cheapo budget ($7,000) goes surprisingly far, at least production value-wise, in Jon Jacobs' and Michael Kastenbaum's Western noir "The Wooden Gun." But this largely uninvolving indie (which was shot several years back, but is premiering now as part of a retrospective of Jacobs' work) is less proof that a competent feature can be made on a shoestring than it is proof of the value of a good script.
If they have a function problem, they can't be scratching their heads wondering if it's a problem with the gun, or related to the el-cheapo test ammo they bought that week!"
Almost 100 percent of the time it comes down to poor quality ammo and/ or after-market el-cheapo magazines.