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"bargain basement" in British English

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bargain basementnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌbɑː.ɡɪn ˈbeɪs.mənt/  us   /ˌbɑːr.ɡɪn ˈbeɪs.mənt/
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).
(Definition of bargain basement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bargain-basement" in American English

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bargain-basementadjective [not gradable]

 /ˈbɑr·ɡən ˈbeɪs·mənt/
(of prices) extremely low, or (of products) of low quality: Farmers bought up the land at bargain-basement prices.
(Definition of bargain-basement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bargain basement" in Business English

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bargain basementnoun [C]

uk   us   COMMERCE
a store or a part of a store, often underground, where things are sold at reduced prices: The book had been a terrible flop, and you could buy it for $5 in any bargain basement.
bargain-basement
adjective [before noun]
having a very low price or value: Jonathan manages to buy all his clothes at bargain-basement prices (= very cheaply). Act now if you want to buy bargain-basement shares.
(Definition of bargain basement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bargain basement”
in Chinese (Simplified) (商场的地下)减价商品区…
in Chinese (Traditional) (商場的地下)減價商品區…
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“bargain basement” in Business English

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