life is cheap

life is cheap

Life carries no special significance and has little inherent value, so it doesn't matter when someone dies. Unfortunately, in this part of the world, life is cheap in the eyes of the government.
See also: cheap, life
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life is ˈcheap

(disapproving) used to say that there is a situation in which it is not thought to be important if people somewhere die or are treated badly: In areas like this, drugs are hard currency and life is cheap.
See also: cheap, life
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We are sending out a wrong message to all potential killers in our society that human life is cheap.