Cheap at half the price

Posted by Bob on May 31, 2000

In Reply to: Cheap at half the price posted by Richard Jones on May 31, 2000

: This has always baffled me, when someone says this.

: Of course it would be, if the person thinks that it is good value at the normal price!!

: What am I missing.

: Cheers

: Richie

You're missing the humor. The original expression was "that would be cheap at twice the price," clearly a bargain. Sarcastically, we say "cheap at half the price" to signify the opposite... like the service department thieves at the car dealer I visited this morning.