Definition of for a song in English:

for a song

phrase

informal
  • Very cheaply.

    ‘the place was going for a song’
    • ‘My sister and sister-in-law have adorned their homes with intriguing and beautiful pieces bought for a song at these market type events.’
    • ‘It's what many landlords are doing, particularly those who choose to subvert the dire sales market and are renting out their homes, rather than selling them for a song.’
    • ‘Instead, the way they are being sold for a song, it looks as if the government is intent on privatising profits and nationalising losses, they say.’
    • ‘All this excellence, of course, doesn't come for a song.’
    • ‘Some 25 lakh vehicles ply the 4,000 km of Bangalore roads and are exploited by contractors to get the parking lots for a song.’
    • ‘Because of the FRA's ineptitude, growers have now resorted to selling their grain for a song as they have become desperate for cash.’
    • ‘We have already sold proven oil fields for a song.’
    • ‘If you're looking for the perfect mix of antiquities and beaches on your next vacation and you want deluxe accommodations for a song, go to Egypt.’
    • ‘In addition, while many MP3 files can be found cheaply on the Internet, MP3 gadgets don't go for a song.’
    • ‘The State went out on its own and did what it wanted to do, which was to take the Indian lands for a song.’