Meaning of “for a song” in the English Dictionary

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"for a song" in British English

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for a song

informal

very cheaply:

She bought the bed for a song at an auction.
Because the shop's closing down, most of the stock is going for a song (= being sold very cheaply).

(Definition of “for a song” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"for a song" in American English

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for a song

infml very cheaply:

She bought that antique chest for a song.

(Definition of “for a song” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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