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bargain basement

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
an underground room in a shop where things are sold at reduced prices: [before noun] Jonathan manages to buy all his clothes at bargain-basement prices (= very cheaply).Shops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general
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