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Very inexpensive:‘the second-hand copies are cheap as chips’[as modifier] ‘cheap-as-chips jewellery’
- ‘Cheap as chips, each drank champagne and vodka tonics all night.’
- ‘PCs will soon be as cheap as chips.’
- ‘Although, as EnGadget notes, most people in those parts might prefer mobile phones, and they're already cheap as chips.’
- ‘Some of these companies have become "as cheap as chips", as one fund manager remarked.’
- ‘Although flights from Scotland to London are as cheap as chips these days, we chose to go by train and save the hassle of hanging around airports and arriving an hour away from the city centre.’
- ‘My cheap as chips special edition will now be shipping Monday not last Thursday as MS didn't deliver all the stock.’
- ‘Finding the original shoes was extremely tough and they definitely weren't cheap as chips!’
- ‘There is also much to be said for cheap-as-chips packages that cannot distract anyone with 3-D gaming.’
- ‘We popped in to see how we could get a joint membership and it was as easy as pie and cheap as chips.’
- ‘Daytime TV ad slots are cheap as chips.’
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