for a song


chiefly US, informal
: for a very small amount of money
This old car can be bought/had for a song.

Examples of for a song in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not bad for a song hatched on JVKE’s laptop and brought to life by a wholesome reunion with his piano teacher. Mike Wass, Variety, 28 Nov. 2023 Snagging one of your favorites for a song is one of the best parts of this shopping holiday. Eric Ravenscraft, WIRED, 27 Nov. 2023 On Latin Pop Albums, one unit equals to one album sale, 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams for a song on the album. Pamela Bustios, Billboard, 7 Nov. 2023 Musk has argued that right of way could be had for a song by building alongside existing power lines. IEEE Spectrum, 18 Dec. 2015 Made with mint and tea tree extracts, the bracing wash controls shine, decongests pores, and gets circulation humming — for a song. Liana Schaffner, Allure, 21 Sep. 2023 Buy the patents for a song, and bring them to market. Maureen Farrell, New York Times, 27 June 2023 During that recession, private equity firms bought up housing for a song and upped the rent. The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Oct. 2022 See More

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“For a song.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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