cheaply


cheaply
cheap, cheaply adverbs.
Cheap, used as an adverb, has one meaning, ‘at a low price’, and regularly follows the verb as closely as possible:

• Picture-books seem to end up by being sold off cheap as remaindered volumes —Country Life, 1981.

Cheaply has this meaning and also means ‘in low esteem’:

• The small Renault is underpowered and rather cheaply built —M. Harris, 1980.

A regular idiom is to come cheap (or occasionally cheaply):

• A gondolier doesn't come cheap —but punting down the canals is the very best way to explore —Best, 1991

• The brothers enjoyed the hedonistic pleasures of the big city's pleasures that did not come cheaply —R. Long, 1990.


Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • cheaply — adverb see cheap II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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