"to buy something for a song"
to pay a very little amount to obtain something
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Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: I just heard that the company bought one of its subsidiary companies.
Colleague 2: How much did the company pay?
Colleague 1: Our company bought it for a song. They paid only twenty percent of the fair market value.
Colleague 2: Good deal.
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: I am about to buy the car of my dreams.
Friend 2: How can you afford that?
Friend 1: The guy I am buying it from is desperate for money and is willing to let me buy the car for a song if I pay cash today.
Friend 2: How much will you pay?
Friend 1: Eight thousand dollars.
Friend 2: Amazing. The average list price for that car is twenty-five thousand dollars.
Buying a used car for a song makes a person wonder about the quality of it.
1) Melbourne is much more affordable. A Toorak mansion can be bought for a song: only $2.8 million. # But it's 12th among the top 25.
2) ... other day and she was showing me her new digital camera, bought for a song at a big department store in Sydney.
3) ... see them retire well. Lets give them the affordable houses you bought for a song and now charge an arm and leg for.
4) Bought it for a song because the engine was basically worn out.
5) I'm more likely to use the rather battered food processor I bought for a song at Woolies.
6) ... were worn out patting ourselves on the back. "We bought it for a song," we beamed.
7) ... plantations in the island were going for a song. He bought four and could now fully control his company's tea's quality.
8) ... asset strippers and profiteers who bought it for a song.
9) And we're not talking about depressed areas where you can buy a house for a song.
10) When a schooner went down carrying piles of timber he bought it for a song, reclaiming both boat and lumber.
11) Owner Tom Ricketts bought the team for a song in 2009 and has probably tripled his money.
12) People who bought them for a song 60 years ago are now seeing them go up.
13) They bought it for a song ($2,000) and replaced the gas tank and entire fuel system, including carburetors.
14) Once the white homeowners were good and scared, the real estate agents bought those houses for a song, and sold them to ...
15) He bought it for a song (now in hindsight) right before it exploded in popularity.
16) ... they're losing out on some tasty wine that they can buy for a song (This one can be had for 5.70 on this Spanish website, ...
17) I'm developing survival tool kits for people to buy for a song at local produce markets.
18) And they bought the ranches, bought the water, for a song. These ranchers were so poor, just trying to eke out a living up here.
19) All the people who owned the shacks on the beach left and then the people who bought them for a song were millionaires with lawyers who ...
20) It has been vacant at least since Haslett-Rudiano bought it for a song at a tax sale 37 years ago during the city's fiscal crisis.