Cheapjack


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Cheapjack

A primarily British term for cheapskate.
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The intention has been to find built work that can demonstrate both variety and quality in an area where results are too often flashy, utilitarian or cheapjack, and sometimes all three.
Pedestrians were now moving along the sidewalk at an indifferent pace - the sightseers of Times Square at Manhattan's centre, jabbering crowds gaping at expensive store windows and cheapjack shops, watching the famous cigarette advertisement puffing out 'smoke', and the moving electric news sign.
NHS Direct is a cheapjack excuse for a proper health service and the tragic death of baby Jordan is just one more reason for it to be cut off.
The real problems for British farming are not in the countryside at all but in the supermarkets where the culture of cheapjack eating has been fostered and where the philosophy of 'quantity, not quality' has its home.
No cheapjack, back-street dive this, but a quality gig with an entrance fee costing pounds 40 some nights.