cheap thrill


: a minor thing done for entertainment
He likes to harass the neighbor's dog as a cheap thrill.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Plastic bugs also work for a cheap thrill when placed in drawers, under pillows ... anywhere around the house where kids will discover them with a squeal! 12 13 Pop Brussels sprouts on candy sticks and cover them with chocolate or candy wrappers. Alesandra Dubin, Good Housekeeping, 21 Feb. 2023

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“Cheap thrill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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