Definition of on the cheap in English:

on the cheap

informal At low cost: proper care cannot be provided on the cheap
More example sentences
  • Seven fuel cheats were counting the cost of trying to do their driving on the cheap.
  • But can I do this on the cheap, or does it cost a lot of money to put this together?
  • My generation has become used to living on the cheap - expensive housing, education and cost of living has seen to this.
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