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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.


Cheap as dirt.

Cheap as dog’s meat.

As cheap as pearls are costly.
—Robert Browning

Cheap as sunshine.
—Thomas Hood

Cheap as the withered refuse of a blind-alley stall.
—James Ralfe

Cheap as lies.
—William Shakespeare

Cheap as stinking mackerel.
—William Shakespeare

Cheap as neck-beef.
—Jonathan Swift

Cheap as old clothes.
—Horace Walpole