for\ a\ song

adv. phr. informal
At a low price; for a bargain price; cheaply.

He sold the invention for a song and its buyers were the ones who got rich.

They bought the house for a song and sold it a few years later at a good profit.


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  • for a song — {adv. phr.}, {informal} At a low price; for a bargain price; cheaply. * /He sold the invention for a song and its buyers were the ones who got rich./ * /They bought the house for a song and sold it a few years later at a good profit./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for a song — {adv. phr.}, {informal} At a low price; for a bargain price; cheaply. * /He sold the invention for a song and its buyers were the ones who got rich./ * /They bought the house for a song and sold it a few years later at a good profit./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for a song — If you buy or sell something for a song, it is very cheap …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • for a song — for a little money, for a low price    Look at this sweater. I got it for a song at a second hand store …   English idioms

  • for a song — ► for a song informal very cheaply. Main Entry: ↑song …   English terms dictionary

  • for a song — for very little money He was able to buy his new car for a song …   Idioms and examples

  • for a song — adverb for a relatively small amount of money we bought the house for a song • Syn: ↑for a bargain price, ↑at a low price * * * for a song informal phrase at a very cheap price Thesaurus: cheap and inexpensive …   Useful english dictionary

  • for a song — adverb Almost free. Very cheap I had to buy it there and then. They were selling it for a song …   Wiktionary

  • for a song —    If you buy or sell something for a song, it is very cheap.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • for a song — very cheaply. Land in the territory could be bought for a song in those days …   New idioms dictionary

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