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phrase informal
  1. 1
    if you buy something on the cheap, you do not pay the usual price

    It’s a great opportunity to pick up a car on the cheap.

  2. 2
    if you do something on the cheap, you spend less money and get a product or service that is not of the best quality
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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