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Thread: Cheap

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    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 heard the saying 'a bargain at twice the price' which expresses the same idea as being cheap at twice the price.
    Something being cheap at half the price would change the meaning entirely.

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    Re: Cheap

    Cheap at half the price is used as a phrase in the UK, though it makes no sense.

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