dirt cheap

adjective or adverb

Definition of dirt cheap

: exceedingly cheap

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In policy conversations, ISP lobbyists lean heavily on the FCC’s flawed data to falsely suggest that American broadband is dirt cheap and ultra competitive, despite real-world evidence to the contrary. Karl Bode, The Verge, "How bad maps are ruining American broadband," 24 Sep. 2018 Throwback Thursday For sale: brick apartment building, dirt cheap. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "Homelessness is up in Ballard, your ballot is on the way, and Russian spy intrigue | Thursday Morning Brief, July 19," 19 July 2018 The four-bedroom home, located at 2188 Stoll Road (now 56 Parnassus Lane), was set back from the street and surrounded by trees and was dirt cheap to rent—only $125 a month. Ron Hart, Billboard, "The Band's 'Music From Big Pink' Turns 50: How Upstate New York Informed the Americana Classic," 1 July 2018 SUBSCRIBE TODAY North Texas has already lost its reputation as a place where housing is dirt cheap, with home prices increasing 33 percent in the past three years. Gordon Dickson, star-telegram, "Property tax time bomb: How rising home values could torpedo your retirement plans | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 9 May 2018 One caveat: these phones are often dirt cheap so don’t expect the quality or convenience of a $500 smartphone. Brooke Crothers, Fox News, "Flip phones are back: Less distracting and a lot cheaper than a smartphone," 20 Apr. 2018 But unlike quinoa—which costs about $8 per box—sweet potatoes are dirt cheap. Marygrace Taylor, Woman's Day, "These 10 Foods Are Cheaper and Healthier Than Pricey 'Superfoods'," 24 Nov. 2014 There are Amazon tablets that are dirt cheap Amazon Prime and Kindle delivery vehicles. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "Apple iPad (2018) review: pencil it in," 3 Apr. 2018 And then there's the trusty, old-school Opinel, which is equal parts fantastic, simple, and dirt cheap. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Why You Should Carry a Pocketknife With You Every Day," 25 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of dirt cheap

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dirt cheap was in 1819

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English Language Learners Definition of dirt cheap

informal : very cheap or inexpensive

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