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Cheap and of poor quality

cheap

adjective

not expensive and not of good quality

tawdry

adjective

cheap and of bad quality

tacky

adjective

used about something that looks cheap and of poor quality or something that shows bad taste

downmarket

adjective

cheap, or of low quality

trashy

adjective

something that is trashy is very badly made or of very bad quality

cheapjack

adjective

not expensive or valuable

gimcrack

adjective

gimcrack objects appear attractive and expensive, but are in fact badly made and of little value

jerry-built

adjective

built very quickly and with as little money as possible, and therefore not of good quality

bargain basement

noun

used about things that are cheap or of low quality, or about the attitude of people who do not like to spend money

cheap and nasty

unattractive, not expensive, and of very bad quality

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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