View Poll Results: "Cheap at ____ the price" means that something costs very little.

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    354 72.24%
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    136 27.76%
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Thread: Cheap

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    Default Cheap

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    Default Re: Cheap

    The saying and the explanation as written here makes no sense to me.
    The saying that I know is 'It would be cheap at twice the price.', meaning that it is so cheap you could double the price and it still would be cheap.

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    I completely agree! Cheap at half the price doesn't mean anything. I can understand people getting it muddled but the idiom dictionary says half the price as well....how ridiculous.

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    Default Re: Cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
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    Any body tells me meaning of "cheap mentality" ?

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    Default Re: Cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by loveideal View Post
    Any body tells me meaning of "cheap mentality" ?
    You have posted this question elsewhere in the forum. Please post questions only once.

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    Default Re: Cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    The saying and the explanation as written here makes no sense to me.
    The saying that I know is 'It would be cheap at twice the price.', meaning that it is so cheap you could double the price and it still would be cheap.
    That would be logical, but idiomatic expressions don't always follow logic.

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    Default Re: Cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    The saying and the explanation as written here makes no sense to me.
    The saying that I know is 'It would be cheap at twice the price.', meaning that it is so cheap you could double the price and it still would be cheap.
    I have to agree with the non sense remark.'It would be cheap at half the price' is saying that the item is therefore expensive.
    This would mean that saying 'It would be cheap at twice the price' means that an item is already cheap and even if you doubled the price it would still be cheap.

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