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"bargain basement" in British English

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bargain basementnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
an ​undergroundroom in a ​shop where things are ​sold at ​reducedprices: [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) ​extremelylow, or (of ​products) of ​lowquality: 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 ​reducedprices: 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 ​lowprice 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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