cheap adverb Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
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cheap

adverb
 
 
/tʃiːp/
for little money, or for less than is usual: buy/sell sth cheap I bought it cheap from an internet auction site.
be going cheap to be for sale for less than you would normally expect to pay: Many mortgage deals are going cheap right now.
not come cheap if you say that something does not come cheap, you mean that it is of good quality and is therefore expensive: If you want a qualified accountant, their services don't come cheap.
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 refurbishment work has been done on the cheap - and it shows.
Translations of “cheap”
in Chinese (Traditional) 便宜地,經濟實惠地…
in Russian дешево…
in Turkish ucuzca, hesaplıca…
in Chinese (Simplified) 便宜地…
in Polish tanio…
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