on the cheap
phrasal at minimum expense ; cheaply <
taking a vacation on the cheap
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on the cheap — INFORMAL ► if something is bought, done, or produced on the cheap, it is bought, etc. for less money than you would normally expect to pay, and is perhaps of poor quality: »This site will help you to eat well on the cheap. »Much of the… …   Financial and business terms

  • on the cheap — If you do something on the cheap, you spend as little as possible to do it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • on the cheap — adverb : at minimum expense : cheaply called the “Penny Crowning” because it was done on the cheap H.V.Morton * * * informal at a low cost in search of symbols of prestige, but on the cheap * * * on the cheap informal : at the lowest possible… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the cheap — informal 1) if you buy something on the cheap, you do not pay the usual price It s a great opportunity to pick up a car on the cheap. 2) if you do something on the cheap, you spend less money and get a product or service that is not of the best… …   English dictionary

  • on the cheap — {adv. phr.} Inexpensively; on a tight budget. * /She buys most of her clothes on the cheap in secondhand stores./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the cheap — {adv. phr.} Inexpensively; on a tight budget. * /She buys most of her clothes on the cheap in secondhand stores./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ the\ cheap — adv. phr. Inexpensively; on a tight budget. She buys most of her clothes on the cheap in secondhand stores …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on the cheap —  Inexpensively.  ► “Health Management buys existing hospitals in small cities, mainly in the southeastern U.S., usually financially ailing hospitals that can be had on the cheap.” (Forbes, Aug. 28, 1995, p. 90) …   American business jargon

  • on the cheap — adverb Economically, especially if too economically. Well, if you buy things on the cheap what do you expect? …   Wiktionary

  • on the cheap —    If you do something on the cheap, you spend as little as possible to do it.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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