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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dog-cheap.
 
A perversion of the old English god-chepe (a good bargain). French, bon marché (good-cheap or bargain).   1
        “The sack … . would have bought me lights as good-cheap at the dearest chandler’s in Europe.”—Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., iii. 3.
 


 Dog and Duck.Dog-days. 

 
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