Cheap trip

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cheap trip an excursion by rail or steamer at a reduced fare
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Orig. good cheap, i.e. a good bargain; A.S. ceap, price, a bargain; A.S. céapian, Ice. kaupa, Ger. kaufen, to buy; Scot. coup—all borrowed from L. caupo, a huckster.

Usage

In literature:

I did a cheap trip to Folkestone.
"Misalliance" by George Bernard Shaw
Weeks later a cheap trip gave him the chance for the first time in his life to see Niagara.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
We took the cheap trip to Edinboro, juist to hae a bit look round the metrolopis, as Sandy ca'd it to the fowk i' the train.
"My Man Sandy" by J. B. Salmond
That'll make the stuff come cheap, for I don't suppose you're overburdened with wealth on this trip.
"The Grammar School Boys Snowbound" by H. Irving Hancock
Micmac's charge at first was one pound for a trip of twenty-four miles on the "Arm of Gold;" cheap enough.
"Acadia" by Frederic S. Cozzens
First of all, they are cheap; and that is not true of the majority of trips through the West.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
The advance-guard of a cheap trip, most likely.
"Dorrien of Cranston" by Bertram Mitford
A good-humoured crowd packs the cheap-trip trains.
"England" by Frank Fox
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In news:

Day Trips from DC, Cheapest Flights to Vancouver, Cheap Lodgings in N.Y.C.
These days, I cobble together a few cheap flights within Europe, some rail trips and a modest car rental (which I find is becoming a better value than rail).
Summer trips on the cheap.
School's field trip to super Walmart is morally cheap.
Consider renting a wireless phone for the duration of your trip or buy a cheap throwaway phone that works in the places you plan to travel.
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