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Cheap

Of or related to the low cost of a good, service, or security. Cheapness is determined by comparing the cost to similar goods, services, and securities. Cheapness is also related to one's ability to buy: what seems cheap to one person may seem expensive to another. Cheapness may, but does not always, indicate a low quality in the good, service, or security.

cheap

Of, relating to, or being a security that sells at a market price below what is expected given fundamental factors such as earnings, assets, and management ability. Determining whether a security is cheap is a subjective judgment. Compare expensive.
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The cost of an efficient farm system is now so little-- not more than two dollars a month, that the present trashy lines are certain sooner or later to go to the junk-heap with the sickle and the flail and all the other cheap and unprofitable things.
And I am sure," said Catherine, "I know so little of such things that I cannot judge whether it was cheap or dear.
It was quite the custom, after dinner, for many of the better classes of society, especially when entertaining curious Easterners, to spend an hour or several in motoring from dance-hall to dance-hall and cheap cabaret to cheap cabaret.
As a general practitioner, he might have bought a comfortable business, with a house and snug surgery-shop attached; but the son-in-law of Lady Malkinshaw was obliged to hold up his head, and set up his carriage, and live in a street near a fashionable square, and keep an expensive and clumsy footman to answer the door, instead of a cheap and tidy housemaid.
You haven't any idea how cheap everything is in Norway.
The Bishop, black as a coal-heaver, in a workingman's cheap cotton shirt (one button was missing from the throat), and in overalls
If it please any man spiritual or temporal," he says, to buy a certain book, "let him come to Westminster in to the Almonry at the Red Pale and he shall have them good cheap.
They all knew by experience that there were no stale dishes and no cheap wines at Mablethorpe House.
Munt, and tap surreptitiously when the tunes come--of course, not so as to disturb the others--; or like Helen, who can see heroes and shipwrecks in the music's flood; or like Margaret, who can only see the music; or like Tibby, who is profoundly versed in counterpoint, and holds the full score open on his knee; or like their cousin, Fraulein Mosebach, who remembers all the time that Beethoven is "echt Deutsch"; or like Fraulein Mosebach's young man, who can remember nothing but Fraulein Mosebach: in any case, the passion of your life becomes more vivid, and you are bound to admit that such a noise is cheap at two shillings.
A yellow dog that's spent most of his life in a cheap New York flat, sleeping in a corner on an old sateen underskirt (the one she spilled port wine on at the Lady Longshoremen's banquet), mustn't be expcctcd to perform any tricks with the art of speech.
Why should I be parsimonious with this life which is cheap and without value?
You have to look for cheap things when you're poor.