on the cheap

idiomatic phrase

Definition of on the cheap

: at minimum expense : cheaply did the job on the cheap

First Known Use of on the cheap

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of on the cheap was in 1859

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“On the cheap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20cheap. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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