for cheap

idiomatic phrase

: for a relatively low cost
They bought a used sofa for cheap.
You can dye your hair at home for cheap.

Examples of for cheap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a land once known for cheap, abundant labor, business groups say job vacancies could top 1 million. Mary Beth Sheridan, Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2024 As Yeagley showed, all that information was available for sale, for cheap. Byron Tau, WIRED, 27 Feb. 2024 The sale also applies to reward travel, meaning this is a great time to redeem those Southwest Rapid Rewards points for cheap tickets. Stella Shon, Travel + Leisure, 27 Feb. 2024 Bust periods follow, which sees lower oil prices and underinvestment by the industry, which triggers more demand for cheap oil and shifts the price higher again to continue the cycle. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 27 Feb. 2024 Diplomats used to joke that modern Europe relied on China for cheap labor, Russia for cheap energy and America to pay for its security. Luke McGee, CNN, 15 Feb. 2024 Yet that wasn’t always so; for far too long, lesbians (and other members of the LGBTQ+ community) saw their identities and relationships either ignored or played for cheap sitcom laughs. Emma Specter, Vogue, 2 Feb. 2024 Booking a trip for February 2024 might get you on a plane for cheap. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 1 Feb. 2024 Travelers looking for cheap flights often start their search on Google Flights — and this new money-saving tool is taking it a step further to make the best decision while booking. Stella Shon, Travel + Leisure, 22 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of for cheap was in 1977

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“For cheap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20cheap. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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